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Bob Rimer '60 reads The Governor student newspaper with current 
students Jennifer Migliore '1 0, Abby Wallman '10 and Lindsay Mackay 
'10. Rimer served as the newspaper's first editor-in-chief during the 
1 959-1 960 academic year. This year, Migliore, Wallman and Mackay 
spent one season apiece managing the Academy's newspaper. 

Trustees of The Governor's Academy 

Jeffrey Gordon '69, President 

Christopher C. Beebe '55, Co-Vice President 

Priscilla M. Mclnnis P'02, '03, '06, Co-Vice President 

James L. Rudolph '68, P'05, '12, Secretary 

Steven Shapiro'74, P'09, Treasurer 

William LAIfond '67 

Nathalie E.Ames '85 

Adrienne Berry-Burton P'96, '04 

Christopher W. Collins P'07, '10 

Wendy Bixby Cowie '79, P'12 

Margo L. Doyle Dhaliwal '90 

Jonathan J. Doyle P'08, '09 

Henry B. Eaton '70, P'03, '08 

Beverly R. Giblin P'04, '05 

Kathleen S. Hines P'08, '09, '12 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P'95 

Richard M. Kelleher P'99, '01 

PaulMcKeon P'10 

Kara Moheban McLoy '88 

Thomas M. Mercer Jr. '61 

James M. Pierce '72, P'08 

Peter H. Quimby '85 

Haskell Rhett '54 

Gary A. Rogers P'04, '07 

George S. Scharfe P'95, '95, '00 

Aaron M. Sells '96 

David Splaine P'05, '08 

Bruce C.Turner '83, P' 13 


Marc A. White Jr. P'09 

Alumni Trustees 

Laura E. Ellison '03 
Daria C. Grayer '00 
Matthew R.Lee '01 

Ex Officio 

Chris D'Orio '88, President, Alumni Council 

Alumni/ae Council 

Chris D'Orio '88, President 

Carolyn Nissi '77, Vice President 

Gretchen Scharfe '95, Secretary 

Nathalie Ames '85 

Deana Boyages '88 

Tyler Collins '03 

David Corbett '91 

Daniel Cross '81 

John P. English '28 (Life Member) 

Putnam P. Flint '37 (Life Member) 

Brendan Forrest '94 

Anthony P. Fusco '85 

Dan Guyton '03 

Franklin E. Huntress '52 

Jessica Karlin '99 

Ray Long '96 

Daniel Look '68 

Richard Lufkin '01 

Justin Marshall '99 

J.J. Morrissey '02 

Ted Nahil '68 

Paul Nardone '86 

Howard J. Navins '31 (Founder/Life Member)* 

Julie O'Shaughnessy '05 

Richard Pew '54 

Matt Prunier '94 

Matthew Remis '92 

Chris Ruggiero '92 

Brian Rybicki '96 

Heidi Danielson Stevens '88 

Devin Sullivan '92 


Marc K. Tucker '68 

Jackie Ward '04 

Alison Williams '89 

Ex-Officio Members 

Catherine Burgess '91, Past President 
Peter T. Butler, '62 Past President 
James C. Deveney Jr. '60, Past President 
John S. Mercer '64, Past President 
Karen A. Schulte '83, Past President 
Peter M. Sherin '59, Past President 
Arthur H. Veasey III '68, Past President 

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4 Byfield & Beyond 





On Campus 



Dam Well Built 

24 Red Dogg in Alaska 

28 Race Relations at the Academy 

34 In Memoriam 

37 Class Notes 



Director of Alumni and 

John M. Doggett Jr. P'04, '07, '08, '08 

David Oxton, Linda Haas, Brian Crowley 

Parent Relations 


Peter BidstrupP' 13 

Suzanne B. Hofmann 

Director of Advancement 

Director of Annual Giving 

Lori Correale 

Ellen C. Oliver 


Brenda Riddell 

Kristin Todd 

Graphic Details 

Archon is published three times a year by The Governor's Academy, Byfield, Massachusetts 01922. Telephone: (978) 465-1763. Letters 
welcome from alumni, alumnae, parents and friends of the Academy and are subject to editing for reasons of space availability. 



The heart of The Governor's Academy 

experience over the course of three centuries has 
been preserved in the relationships between students 
and faculty members living, studying and learning 
together on a campus reminiscent of a small New 
England village. This small, intimate setting creates a 
supportive environment conducive for personal growth 
and discovery. Because the community is small and 
familiar, daily events can be magnified both positively 
and negatively. 

This past fall, the community dealt with a number 
discipline events that led directly to two dismissals. One 
of these students was an elected school leader. As the 
circumstances surrounding these situations became 
known, they proved to be quite unsettling for the 
community. Many students and faculty felt that there 
had been subtle but discernable erosion in trust, personal 
responsibility and community standards. 

At a Wednesday Chapel meeting, there was a call 
to arms raised by a faculty member who rhetorically 
asked the group to reflect upon the type of community 
they wanted at Governor's. This was a catalyst for 
considerable debate and conversation. Quickly, a grass 
roots effort for substantive change emerged. It was 
decided that the best way to channel this positive energy 
was to create five focus groups comprised of students, 
faculty and staff who would scrutinize five broad areas 
for school improvement. The groups would focus on 
re-examining the criteria for student leadership, re- 
assessing the process of student elections, exploring 
ways to strengthen community respect, exploring ways 
to encourage healthy relationships between boys and 
girls and investigating general ideas about accountability. 
Membership on any one of these committees was strictly 

We were stunned by the overwhelming community 
response. Each group had close to 20 volunteers. Since 
time is the coin of the realm at school, Academic 
Dean Elaine White amended the schedule to create an 
unimpeded weekly meeting block. The groups met from 
mid-January to early March and then presented their 
recommendations to the full faculty and, later, to the 
student body in early April. 

The suggestions that emanated from these groups 
were thoughtful and creative. The student election 
group advocated a major restructuring of the positions 
and responsibilities of student council and moving 
to the election of an Academy President who would 
be selected by students and faculty on a ballot that 
would allow voters to assess qualities of character, 

integrity and dependability. The election group, and 
the student leadership team, suggested a refinement 
in the selection of proctors, advocating that there be 
some junior class proctors who might shadow and 
work in concert with the senior proctors. Both of these 
focus groups recommended the creation of a dedicated 
leadership training program. The accountability group 
recommended that students placed on probation be 
required to take active measures to earn their way off of 
this category rather than wait a prescribed period of time 
for the sanction to be lifted. They also suggested imposing 
more immediate consequences for what are considered 
minor yet annoying behavior. The healthy relationships 
group advocated a major curricular modification in the 
way in which the school presents life skills, expanding 
it to a program that has a developmentally appropriate 
components involving drugs and alcohol education, 
ethics and values and human sexuality that are presented 
sequentially to freshman, sophomores, juniors and 
seniors They also proposed adjusting study hall protocols 
of second semester seniors to mirror conditions they will 
encounter in college. 

After these focus committees made their reports, a 
series of enactment teams were enacted to further refine 
the proposals and present them to me for my approval. 

This process reflects the Governor's Academy 
community working at its best - students, faculty 
and staff working in concert to honestly examine the 
school's workings and offer strategies for improvement 
and progress. This dynamic has created a new 
positive energy on campus and a renewed sense of our 
shared purpose. |5 

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The Governor's Academy inducted 
five former student-athletes into its 
Athletic Hall of Fame in November, 
including Jonathan Pingree '81, Donald 
Rice '52, David Hicks '54, Marc Tucker 
'68, and Bennet "Bots" Young Jr. '45. 


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The Academy unveiled a portrait of legendary 
faculty member David Williams at the annual 
Holiday Gathering at the Harvard Club of 
Boston (photo at left). Headmaster Marty 
Doggett and a group of trustees and 
faculty hosted alumni events in San Francisco 
and Los Angeles (photos above). 

The Governor's Academy 
celebrated two beloved school 
traditions - the Candlelight 
Service at Moseley Chapel in 
December and Winter Parents 
Weekend in February. 

The Governor's Academy hosted 
alumni events in Florida in early March, 
attracting snowbirds and students who 
headed south for Spring Break. Young 
alumni enjoyed a night out at The 
Greatest Bar in Boston. 

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Prized paper 

A student from The Governor's Academy claimed 
the top prize in the prestigious Cum Laude Society Paper 
Contest, becoming the fourth Governor's scholar to win 
the award since its inception in 2003. Lyle Nelson TO of 
Gloucester, MA was honored for his original paper on the 
Louisiana Purchase. 

"Lyle is a superb student," says Peter Werner, a faculty 
member since 1996 who served as Nelson's AP History 
instructor. "He is intellectually playful, always prepared in 
class and eager to test his own ideas or challenge the ideas 
of others. In my opinion, his paper stands with the best 
papers I have ever seen - not just from other high school 
students but from fellow college students and even my 
graduate student classmates." 

The Cum Laude Society established The Cum Laude 
Society Paper Contest in 2003 as a representation and 
celebration of outstanding scholarship in Cum Laude 
Society schools. The Society currently comprises 368 
schools - all but approximately 24 of them independent 
schools - arranged in eight district groupings. Six schools 
are overseas. The Governor's Academy is in the largest 
District I, consisting of 51 schools. 

Each June, every Society school is invited to submit 
one student paper or other class assignment that gives 
evidence of superior scholarship and original thought. The 
document submitted must have been an assignment in that 
school year and may not be revised 
for the competition. A "double- 
blind" process is used by the Cum 
Laude Regents and Officers to judge 
the entries. A winner for each district 
is selected, one of whom is designated 
the national winner. 

The Governor's Academy joined 
the competition in its second year. Tim 
Lang '05 was declared the District I 
winner in 2004, followed by Mackenzie 
Pelletier '06 in 2005. In 2006, Meghan 
Doherty '07 helped the Academy 
become the first and only "three-peat" 
district winner amongst all 368 schools 
across the nation and beyond. With 
Nelson's win, the number now stands at 

Nelson was named a National Merit 
Scholarship finalist this year. 

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An excerpt from Lyle's paper is indudedjpelow. 
Today, most people assume that Thomas Jefferson and 
his Republican administration were responsible for the 
triumph of the acquisition of Louisiana: but here it be- 
comes clear that Adams and the Federalists laid the 
groundwork with their work in Saint Domingue. Indeed, 
Jefferson did a significant amount of work against the 
Louisiana Purchase because of his firm opposition to 
Toussaint and his black republic. Jefferson was a South- 
ern Republican, as well as a slave owner, and therefore 
held radically different ideologies than Adams and the 
Federalists regarding both foreign commerce and the 
institution of slavery. He deeply feared that the slave 
revolt in Saint Domingue would spread to the United 
States and threaten the Southern States where slavery 
was established and the source of economic prosper- 
ity. Contemplating the possibility of the spread of the 
Saint Dominguan Revolution to United States, Jefferson 
wrote to a friend, "If something is not done and soon 
done, we shall be the murderers of our own children. " 52 
Unlike the Federalists who supported the revolt because 
of their anti-slavery beliefs and fear of French expan- 
sion, the Jeffersonian Republicans were Francophiles 
and resolutely pro-slavery and thus naturally opposed 
the revolt from the start. 

52 Paul Finkelman, Slavery and the Founders: Race and 
Liberty in the Age of Jefferson, 2nd ed. (Armonk, NY: 
M.E. Sharpe, 2001) p. 121 

Whittemore '62 named 
Souders Award recipient 

Dr. Anthony Whittemore '62, chief medical officer at 
Brigham and Women's Hospital, has been awarded the Martin 
William Souders Award, awarded annually to a graduate of a 
New England Independent School who made a distinguished 
record in sports and who has since made a distinguished record 
in life through his ideals, leadership and accomplishments. 
The award was established in 1967 in memory of Martin 
William Souders, Director of Physical Education at Milton 
Academy, 1919-1929, and at Phillips Exeter Academy, 1930- 
1962 and the first President of the New England Preparatory 
School Athletic Council. 

Whittemore was a three sport athlete at Governor Dummer 
Academy who won letters in soccer, hockey and lacrosse. 
He also sang in the Glee Club and in a musical trio; was the 
managing editor of the school yearbook; was elected senior 
class president; and at Commencement, was awarded the 
Morse Flag, emblematic of the school's highest award. 

Whittemore cites the structure of the Academy as providing 
a foundation for him in the wake of his father's sudden death 
shortly after he matriculated in Byfield. The tragic death of 
his brother, who was also a student at the Academy, two years 
later was the impetus for him to gravitate toward medicine 

as a way to understand human 
disease and try to contribute 
to its treatment. 

After graduating from 
Trinity College as a pre-med 
major, he matriculated at 
Columbia University Medical 
School where he earned 
his MD. He did his surgical 
residence at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. He served in the 
US Navy as Chief of Vascular Surgery for the Sixth Fleet at 
the Naval Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth Virginia. 
He joined the Brigham and Women's Hospital medical staff 
in 1976 and eventually was named the Director of Surgical 
Residency Training and later the Chief of Vascular Surgery. 

During this period, he also received an appointment as 
Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. In 1999, he 
was named Chief Medical Officer at Brigham and Women's. 
During his tenure he has initiated a number of hospital- wide 
programs that have made Brigham and Women's a national 
leader in patient safety. He is the president of the Boston 
Surgical Society and the New England Society for Vascular 
Surgery. He maintains a surgical practice focused on aortic 
and carotid arterial reconstruction. 

Ten questions with Lyle Nelson '10 

Why did you choose to attend The Governor's Q: 
Academy? A: 

I liked the more relaxed atmosphere the school offered Q: 
in comparison to many boarding schools. A: 

If you were headmaster for a day, what changes 
would you make? 

I would get rid of the "no swimming" rule; and change Q: 
the academic schedule so there are fewer long blocks, 
making it is easier to fit in classes. 

You've lived and traveled abroad. Where are peo- A: 
pie most like you and why? 
People are the products of their environment, and in 
that respect I am probably most similar to other Ameri- 
cans because that is where I have lived the longest. Q: 
However, I tend to like the people I meet in developing 
countries more because I often find them to be more A: 
genuine individuals that have a more down-to-earth, 
unassuming outlook on life. 

You notched a near perfect score on your SATs. Q: 
What section was the easiest? What sectiot; gave 
you the most trouble? A: 

The reading section was definitely the most boring. 
They were all about the same difficulty level. 
What's the one trait you admire most in others? 

What's the one trait you dislike most in yourself? 

I am too sensitive to criticism. 

Are you a better wrestler, soccer player or surfer? 

They are all very different sports, and I don't know 
which I am better at. For me what matters at this point 
is which I have the most fun with, and that is surfing. 
Of the colleges on your "short list," which school 
has the prettiest campus? Best dorms? Most inter- 
esting students? Best school mascot? 
I am deciding between UNC Chapel Hill and F.W. Olin 
College of Engineering. UNC definitely has a nicer cam- 
pus and better mascot. I met interesting students at 
both places, and I am not really sure about dorms. 
Name three things students should do before they 
graduate from Governor's 

Every student should participate in one of the foreign 
exchange programs; run for student government; and 
sneak out of the dorm after check-in. 
Where would you like to be, and what would you 
like to be doing, in 10 years? 
I would like to be living on the coast somewhere warm 
and uncrowded. I hope to be working as a scientist or 
engineer to either solve environmental and ecological 
problems or to benefit people that really need it, not 
citizens of the developed world. 

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Artwork by Galaxie Story '12 (a); 
Michelle Gallipeau '1 1 (b); Milee Lyoo 
'10 (c); Veronica Chai '10 (d); and 
Taylor Angles '1 (e) won awards in 
the 201 Boston Globe Scholastic Art 
Awards contest. 



The "keys" 

to artistic victory 

In the parlance of politics, it was a landslide 
victory. For the second year in a row, The 
Governor's Academy won more awards in the 
prestigious Boston Globe Art Awards contest 
than any other private secondary school in 
Massachusetts. Governor's won a whopping 25 
awards, easily outpacing runner-up Rivers School 
with 18. 

Four students won prestigious Gold Key Portfolio 
Awards which honor exemplary achievement for multiple 
works of art. Honorees included senior Taylor Angles 
(painting); senior Veronica Chai (painting); senior Milee 
Lyoo (painting); and senior Alice Tonry (ceramics). 

Seven students won nine awards for individual works 
of art. These students include: junior Kevin Chang (2 
Gold Keys in ceramics); junior Carolyn Hoffman (Gold 
Key in ceramics); sophomore Galaxie Story (Gold Key in 
ceramics); Chai (2 Silver Keys in painting and drawing); 
Angles (Silver Key in painting); senior Michael Ching 
(Silver Key in ceramics); junior Michelle Gallipeau (Silver 
Key in photography); freshman Ryan Gill (Silver Key in 
ceramics); Lyoo (Silver Key in drawing); and senior Annie 
Quigley (Silver Key in drawing). 

Nine other students won Honorable Mention awards 
for their individual works. These students include: Chang 
(ceramics), Hoffman (ceramics), Gallipeau (photography); 
freshman Lucas Bombardier (ceramics); sophomore 
Greg Conrad (ceramics); freshman Siobhan McDonough 
(ceramics) ; junior Yaomin Pan (drawing) ; sophomore Hannah 
Rausch (ceramics); and sophomore Madison Tsao (ceramics). 

Veronica Chai and Taylor Angles 

How do you get 
to Carnegie Hall? 

The old adage suggests "practice," but it seems as though 
"win national art awards" works just as well. Seniors Veronica 
Chai and Taylor Angles won Silver Citations for their art 
portfolios in the 2010 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards 
contest. The pair will receive their national art awards in a 
ceremony to be held at Carnegie Hall in June. Chai and Angles 
were two of just 11 students from Massachusetts to receive 
national recognition. 

201 Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards 

25 - The Governor's Academy 

7 - Miss Hall's 

18- Rivers School 

6 - Roxbury Latin 

13 - Cambridge School 

6 - Bancroft School 

1 3 - Westford Academy 

5 - Waring School 

1 1 - Berkshire School 

2 - Lawrence Academy 

10- Dana Hall 

2 - Tabor Academy 

1 - Boston Arts Academy 

2 - Milton Academy 

9- Belmont Hill 

1 - Phillips Academy 

7 - Commonwealth School 

Cover art 

When asked what art supplies Veronica Chai '10 used to create a new version of the iconic portrait of Governor 
William Dummer that hangs in Mansion House, her list grew long. "I used spray paint, cardboard, charcoal, pas- 
tels, sandpaper, acrylic paint. Oh, and some ink," she said. "Spray paint is sort of my 'go-to' supply right now. I like 
to take serious subjects and make them more vibrant." 

Next year, Chai will attend New York University where she plans to major in art, but also take business or economics 
to prepare for a future as a gallery owner or designer. "I've always wanted to live in New York City and am excited 
about NYU," says Chai. "But there, I'll be surrounded by artists. I sort of liked being known as an artist at Governor's. 
It felt more special." 

Veronica chose to paint a new Dummer portrait at the urging of David Oxton, chair of the fine arts department 
"We all know about the school's history, so it was exciting to take something old and make it more modern." 

Spring 2010 


Where champions compete 

Each year, nearly 400,000 student athletes play NCAA 
sports, with approximately 165,000 competing at the 
NCAA Division I level. Roughly 5,000 athletes play on 
Division I women's lacrosse and men's ice hockey teams; 
of those 5,000 athletes, a mere 60 compete on national 
championship squads. 

Seniors Ellie Clayman and Cody Ferriero aim to be 
among those 60 athletes who learn what it's like to compete 
at the highest level, alongside the most talented athletes on 
the very best teams in the nation. 

Clayman, a three-sport star in field hockey, basketball 
and lacrosse, is headed to Northwestern University to play 
lacrosse for the five-time National Championship squad. 
Aside from the obvious - Northwestern is as dynastic 
a program as you'll find - Clayman was attracted to the 
Windy City for other reasons. "I'm really excited to go 
to Chicago, away from home, and live on my own," says 
Clayman. "The campus is beautiful, the city is great, the 
coaches are amazing and the players I met are really nice." 

Ferriero will play hockey at Boston College, which 
recently claimed its second National Championship title 
in three years and returns a host of players who seek to 
win back-to-back crowns. "BC really sets itself apart," says 

Ferriero. My brother (Benn '05) played there, so I know a 
lot about the program and the school. I like the campus, 
which is out of the city, but still really close to Boston. And 
the coaches are, hands down, the best in the country." 

Both Clayman and Ferriero were motivated to succeed 
by knowing that others wanted spots on these elite rosters 
as much as they did. "Always think about the player who's 
working harder than you are and that will motivate you to 
train a little longer," says Clayman. "If I'm sitting on the 
couch, I know someone else is working out. So that makes 
me want to get up and take a run. You can never settle." 

"When you're not working hard, someone else is," says 
Ferriero. "You need to be able to perform well at game time, 
play well in practice and work hard off the ice or out of 
season. Lots of players level off because they stop working. 
They may be really good when they're younger, but then 
they stop doing the things that made them good. You can 
never stop working." 

(Note: Blake Riley '09, Jeff Muscatello '08 and Michael Shakespeare 
'08 are competing on men's lacrosse teams at No. 2 Virginia, No. 3 
North Carolina and No. 5 Maryland, respectively. All three squads 
expect to vie for the national championship in May.) 

A banner year 

Thus far this year, The Governor's 
Academy has won New England 
Championships in field hockey, girls 
cross country and girls ice hockey. 
Go Govs! 



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Alumni 2010 




Allies Event: Underage Drinking 
and Social Host Liability 
featuring Maryellen Fydrich, 
Essex County District Attorney's 

Boston Business Leaders Lun- 

Featuring William D. Adams, 
President of Colby College. 
Boston Harbor Hotel 
Grandparents Day 


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20-22 Spring Drama Production 


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Spring 2010 


(Cardinal) red, 
white and blue 

Junior Alex Carpenter recently 
traded The Governor's Academy's 
cardinal red and white for red, white 
and blue. And her athletic output 
wasn't affected a bit. 

Carpenter spent several weeks 
this spring competing as a member 
of the United States Women's 
National Under- 18 Hockey Team in 
the 2010 International Ice Hockey 
Federation World Women's Under-18 
Championship held in the Chicago 
suburbs. After earning one of just 20 
spots on the team, she scored eight goals 
and an assist in five games, including 
four goals in a 15-0 blanking of the 
Czech Republic, and a power play goal 
against Canada in the gold medal game, 
which the U.S. lost, 5-4, in overtime. 
Her plus/minus for the tournament 
was + 7. 

Carpenter calls her experience, "the 
two greatest weeks of my life. It was 
such an honor to put on the jersey 
and play for my country." But the 
gold medal game was a heartbreaking 
experience for the teenager, who 
described the finale as "definitely the 
toughest loss for me personally. 

"We were up 4-3 early in the third 
and had a chance to go up 5-3 when 
Kendall Coyne scored. And then the 
refs called it off," says Carpenter. "They 
said it hit the crossbar." The Canadians 
would later knot the game in regulation 
and score the game winner in the extra 

Carpenter is rarely on the losing 
end of the ledger. Since she arrived 
at Governor's, she's won three New 
England Division II Championships. 
She's been named to the All-ISL team 
three times; has twice won Tournament 

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14 Spring 2010 

MVP honors; and was named ISL Most Valuable Player and 
Boston Globe All-Scholastic as a junior. In three years, she 
has scored 155 goals and 136 assists for 291 points. 

At just 16 years of age, Carpenter was the youngest 
member of the team. But that's nothing new for her. 

"My earliest memories of hockey are probably skating at 
my father's (NHL star Bobby Carpenter) Christmas parties, at 
the Devils rink in New Jersey," Carpenter says. "I remember 
holding onto the sides of the boards while everyone else 
skated. My dad played and my brother played and I always 
wanted to play, too." 

College looms on the immediate horizon and Carpenter 
looks forward to playing NCAA Division I hockey. She aims 
to win a fourth New England title with the Class of '11, and 
also play on the U.S. Women's National Team, with an eye 
on the Olympic Games someday in the future. For now, 
Carpenter just wants to be a "normal teenager," even if she is 
arguably one of the brightest talents in women's hockey. 

"I just tell kids to have fun and not to get caught up in 
the seriousness of it all," says Carpenter. "Playing hockey and 
other sports is fun, so let loose and enjoy yourself." 

Captain Courageous 

Nick Caro '06, former standout student athlete 
and a senior at Williams College, was awarded the 
prestigious Nason Award by the New England 
Football Writers (NEFW). The award, presented 
annually by the NEFW, is named for the longtime 
Boston Globe sports editor Jerry Nason, and honors 
"seniors who have persevered against all odds to 
succeed in football." 

In 2007, Caro hauled in the game-winnin; 
touchdown in Williams' win over archrival Amherst 
College in front of a national television audience 
on ESPN College Football Gameday. Highlights of 
his catch were shown on the iconic sports channel 
that evening, and Caro quickly became part of Williams 
football lore. 

Less than a year later, in the sixth game of the 2008 
season, Caro broke his leg and sustained significant damage 
to his knee in a contest against Hamilton. His doctors 
warned him that he would likely never play football again. 

But Caro attacked his long and painful rehabilitation 
with characteristic gusto, relying on an exemplary staff 
of doctors, physical therapists, coaches and teammates, 
including players who volunteered to become live-in 
assistants in the dorm while he regained his mobility. 

In 2009 he was back on the field, having been named a 
senior captain by his peers. Caro played in six games and 
led the team in touchdowns with five. He grabbed three TD 
passes against Hamilton, tying a school record. He holds 
the school record for most receiving yards in a game with 
218, and ranks as one of the finest receivers in Williams' 
long and storied football history. 


Next year, Caro will be teaching 
history at the King's Academy 
in Madaba, Jordan, outside the 
capital of Amman. He will be 
coaching basketball because, he 

says, "they do not have American-style football." Of his 
time at GDA, Caro fondly recalls dorm life and playing 
football, basketball and baseball with his teammates and 
friends. "And the end of the year activities, like prom 
and graduation, were especially memorable," Caro says, 
"simply because it was the last time all of our classmates 
were together." 

Caro also believes that setting clear goals allowed him to 
return to football. "The best advice for people facing a long 
rehab is to not feel sorry for themselves and to envision 
an end goal that they would like to reach," Caro says. "It 
is important to understand that it's a long process, so it's 
vital to have realistic short-term expectations." 

Spring 2010 15 

Alumnus Frank T. Crowe 
Builds Hoover Dam, one 
of the Seven Wonders 

of the Industrial World. 

By Laurie DiModica, Manager of the Archives 

Spring 2010 17 

Well Built 

Frank T. Crowe 1901 

Dummer Academy's first headmaster, 

Samuel Moody, left an indelible mark on the lives of 
the 526 students he educated during his 18th-century 
tenure. Intelligent and inspired, a great many of 
Moody's students — Theophilus Parsons, Rufus King, 
Samuel Sewall, and Samuel Osgood among them — were 
instrumental in guiding the development of the United 
States during its infancy. More than a century after their 
departure, the academy was continuing to graduate men 
who would carry on the monumental work of growing 
and developing the United States. Among these men 
was the chief engineer of one of the "Seven Wonders of 
the Industrial World," the Hoover Dam. 

Brothers Joseph Wilkinson Crowe and Francis 
Trenholm "Frank T" Crowe, Dummer Academy 
graduates of the classes of 1900 and 1901, respectively, 
traveled to the American Northwest to work on power 
and irrigation projects that transformed the country's 
geographical and demographic landscapes. Engineers 
by training — Joseph's college degree was in electrical 
engineering, Frank's was in civil engineering — it was 
Frank who ultimately became famous for his role as 
chief construction engineer for the massive Hoover 
and Shasta Dams. Frank's tenacity, innate management 
skills, and pioneering construction methods secured 
his place as one of the preeminent civil engineers of 
the time, and his projects brought power, flood control, 
irrigation, and clean water to thousands of residents of 
the West. 

Born in February 1881 and October 1882, respectively, 
Joseph and Frank Crowe's close age allowed them to take 
overlapping educational paths. Both attended Dummer 
Academy as day students, facilitated by the Crowe 
family's relocation to Byfield from Picton, New Jersey, 
in 1899. At the time, academy coursework included 
classical languages, French, German, chemistry, physics, 
and mathematics. Records from The Governor's 
Academy Archives reveal the boys to be gifted students 
with a respectable work ethic. Frank showed particular 
talent in both science and mathematics, subjects that 
would ultimately suit him well for a successful career 
in construction engineering. Some of the earliest 
photographs of the Dummer Academy student body 
show Frank, lanky and bow-tied, posing in the doorway 
of a campus building. Having toyed with the idea of 
attending medical school after the completion of his 
Dummer Academy studies in the spring of 1901, Frank 
instead followed his brother Joseph to the University of 

18 Spring 2010 

Maine to begin coursework in engineering. 

At the University of Maine, Joseph and Frank 
pursued varied interests. Between them, they were 
involved in sports, campus publications, social activities 
planning, and even military drill. Both were active 
members of engineering associations. Joseph would go 
on from his college alma mater to pursue engineering 
work with the General Electric Company, marry and 
start a family before moving west to work for the Idaho- 
Oregon Light & Power Company (subsequently Idaho 
Power Company) in Boise, Idaho, and the Eagle River 
Power Company in Baker, Oregon. 

For Frank Crowe, college involvement in an 
engineering association opened doors. In a watershed 
moment, Frank took in a presentation by 1896 
University of Maine alumnus and guest speaker, Frank 
E. Weymouth. Weymouth was an employee of the 
United States Reclamation Service on break from his 
work on the Lower Yellowstone River irrigation project 
in Montana. The United States Congress had recently 
passed the National Reclamation Act, also known as 
the Newland Act, which was signed by then President 
Theodore Roosevelt. The Act allowed the proceeds 
from sales of public land to be used for the construction 
of irrigation works that would provide water to arid 
western states and enable families to settle and farm 
there. Weymouth's work for the Reclamation Service 
in Montana had brought him back to the University of 
Maine in search of help on his first assignment: a survey 
of the entire Yellowstone Valley that would facilitate 
the drawing of plans for canal construction. Frank 
Crowe was intrigued by the prospects of developing the 
American West. The summer between his junior and 
senior years of college, he traveled to Montana to gain 
valuable survey experience that would soon provide him 
with an opening for long-term work for the United States 
Reclamation Service and various private contractors 
handling similar work. Archival records from The 
Governor's Academy list Crowe's given address at the 
time as the VSRS Camp Glendive, in Glendive, Montana. 

Frank married Marie Sass, the sister of a colleague, 
in 1910 and shortly thereafter, the couple was expecting 
their first child. Tragically, Marie's pregnancy was 
plagued by side effects and both she and the baby died in 
October 1911. The official cause of death for Marie Crowe 
was listed as puerperal eclampsia following childbirth. 

It was around this time that Frank was given his first 
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Frank's tenacity, innate 
management skills, and 
pioneering construction methods 
secured his place as one of the 
preeminent civil engineers of the 
time and his projects brought power, 
flood control, irrigation, and clean water 
to thousands of residents of the West. 

from its earliest stages - the creation of a permanent 
concrete and earth-fill dam at the outlet of Jackson Lake 
in northwestern Wyoming - from the project's earliest 
stages. Located within Grand Teton National Park, the 
Jackson Lake Dam provides water storage for irrigation 
in the Snake River basin. The Snake River flows from 
the dam, winding through Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and 
Washington State. Despite Crowe's youth and the bitter 
cold temperatures for much of the job, he and his crew 
were able to complete the project rapidly and to high 
standards. His life looking up, Frank remarried in 1913 
and with wife Linnie Kortz, had two daughters, Patricia 
and Elizabeth, and two sons, both of whom died young. 
Between 1906 and 1945, Frank Crowe's work with 
the Reclamation Service and for various engineering 
contractors, such as Morrison-Knudsen of Boise, Idaho, 
would take him to several dam projects, including the 
Arrowrock and Deadwood Dams in Idaho; Tieton Dam 
in Washington state; Combie Lake and Shasta Dams 
in California; Parker Dam, which straddles the border 
between California and Arizona; and most notably, 
Hoover Dam, spanning the Arizona and Nevada border. 
Early in his career, on the Arrowrock Dam project, 
Frank Crowe was able to successfully apply several cost- 

and time-saving construction methods, including the 
use of a pipe grid to transport cement pneumatically, 
and an overhead cableway system to deliver concrete to 
any point on a construction site. He successfully applied 
these methods on other jobs, bolstering his reputation 
as a man who would find ways to get difficult jobs done. 
His savvy oversight of the massive Hoover Dam project 
allowed him to complete work approximately two years 
ahead of schedule and 40 % under budget, largely due 
to the application of new technologies such as cable 
transports and the streamlining of workflow. Frank 
Crowe's nickname in later years was, understandably, 
"Hurry Up" Crowe. 

Deemed one of the "Seven Wonders of the Industrial 
World," the Hoover Dam, once called Boulder Dam, is 
listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was 
designated a National Historic Landmark in 1985. After 
years of governmental haggling to work out an equitable 
arrangement for apportioning the waters of the Colorado 
River for use by the states of Arizona, California, 
Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, 
the "Hoover Compromise" jumpstarted the process for 
building a dam that would provide for irrigation, flood 
control, and hydroelectric-power generation. 

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Frank T. Crowe 1901 

The contract to build the dam was awarded in 
March 1931 to Six Companies, Inc., a consortium of 
general contractors formed to provide ample resources 
for completing such a large job. Frank Crowe was 
immediately made general superintendent on the 
project. Hoover Dam was constructed during the 
Great Depression of the 1930s, when a great many 
men eschewed concerns for the extreme heat and cold 
of the Nevada desert, sparse living arrangements, and 
the dangers of large-scale construction to travel to the 
area that would become Boulder City, Nevada, in search 
of work. The project demanded a massive excavation 
effort (more than 1.5 million cubic yards of material 
were removed), construction of four 56-foot-wide river 
diversion tunnels drilled through Arizona canyon walls, 
and the pouring of enough concrete to pave a two-lane 
highway from San Francisco to New York. By the time 
the dam was completed in 1936, it represented the 
world's largest concrete structure and held the world's 
largest hydroelectric power-generating station. 

A number of books have been written about Frank 
Crowe, including Al M. Rocca's America's Master 
Dam Builder: The Engineering Genius of Frank T. Crowe 
(Renown Publishing, 2007) . In this book, the nephew 
of Frank Crowe and Joseph Crowe's son, John Crowe, 
himself a civil engineer who worked with Frank on 
projects such as Shasta Dam, report that Frank was 
offered the job of rebuilding post- World War II West 
Germany under the Marshall Plan. He turned it down 
to retire to the ranches he owned in Shasta County, 

Deemed one of the " Seven Wonders 
of the Industrial World," the Hoover 
Dam, once called Boulder Dam, is 
listed on the National Register of 
Historic Places and was designated a 
National Historic Landmark in 1985. 

California. He died 

on February 26, 1946 

at the age of 63, but 

his legacy remains. 

The Frank T Crowe 

Memorial Park can 

be found in Boulder 

City, Nevada, and 

contains a monument 

to Frank erected on 

the 50th anniversary 

of the city. In October 

2000, the University of 

Maine also paid tribute 

to Frank Crowe's 

distinguished career 

with the establishment 

of the Francis Crowe 

Society, an organization 

that gives "recognition 

to each new graduate 

of the College of Engineering prior to commencement 

with all graduates, their families, and guests invited to 

attend." W 

The Archives at The Governor's 
Academy has several ongoing 
initiatives to preserve and digi- 
tize its holdings, and to dissemi- 
nate information about items in 
the school's collection. We wel- 
come expertise and contribu- 
tions to aid in these tasks. The 
Archives also actively seeks do- 
nations of documents, artifacts, 
and memorabilia related to the 
academy's history. Please con- 
tact Laurie DiModica, Manager 
of the Archives, at Idimodica® or 978-499- 
3347 for more information. 


By Arthur Veasey '68 

These days, the free spirit 
presides over a judicial district 
the size of Indiana 

In the autumn Of 1964 # Robert Danforth Ogg, Jr. 

entered the freshman class at Governor Dummer Academy, 

the same small New England boarding school where his father 

had been educated almost thirty years earlier. The senior Ogg 

was a former Naval Intelligence Officer and an inventor who 

developed the Danforth Anchor and possessed a natural 

curiosity that ran through their Scottish bloodline. Danny, 

to his family, was "D" Ogg or Dogg as in rogue to his 

classmates, a red-haired boy who could dish it out as good as 

he could take it. He hailed from Treasure Island, Maine, the 

perfect allegory for a free spirit who would plot his own 

life's course. At the Academy, Doggie was an enigmatic 

and dilatory scholar, but a surprisingly good athlete who 

left an indelible impression on the Class of 1968. 

Danny saved his athletic prowess for the fall when the air was crisp and the 

mosquitoes were thick. He was a sturdy 5 TO" - not the captain of the soccer 

team, but without any doubt the toughest player at Whipple Field on any given 

Saturday. He played center midfield, a position to which he brought endurance 

and a powerful leg. A certain hard-nosed attitude put pressure on the opposing 

team, and he excelled at intercepting and delivering the ball with precision to 

his teammates. He wound up his senior year as MVP. 

In the "offseason," which was the rest of the year for Dogg, he assumed a 
Cheshire cat- like presence in the dormitory and classroom, the low-key trickster 
engaging his classmates with his ever-present grin. A Runyonesque character, 
he could spin colorful tales that could not be dismissed, because with Doggie, 
they probably held some measure of truth. He was the de facto president of the 
Butt Club, the cramped lounge in Eames East Under where students who had 
their parents' permission to smoke masked the walls with unfolded Marlboro 
packages and played poker amidst a slew of profanities and a blue gray fog of 
second-hand smoke. 

John Ogden, D. Ogg's dorm master and a legendary English teacher marvels, 
"How could I forget Dan Ogg? His room in Ingham was just a few steps down 

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Robert Danforth Oaa. Jr. 1968 

in A 1 a S k C Robert Danforth Og g )r. 

the hall from my study, and I always enjoyed visiting 
with him - a true original. After Christmas one year, he 
brought for his room a poinsettia that, placed in full sun, 
soon lost most of its leaves. I urged him to throw it out. 
He politely refused to do so, saying that he was really 
fond of it. It was as dead as a doornail when he departed 
and I discarded it. I'll never forget the last time I saw 
him after graduation when he visited and was driving 
the most beat-up jalopy that ever took to the road. He 
showed me with pride the rotted out floorboards that 
he had patched with flattened Schlitz cans. I could see 
asphalt through them." 

With his college preparation behind him, D. Ogg 
headed for the West Coast and Menlo College before 
transferring to the University of California. At Berkeley, 
he played varsity soccer, and made the Second Team All- 
West Coast. He was a member of the debate team, a fact 
that would have made Art Sager proud. He graduated in 
1972 with his B.A. in history and he briefly returned to 
his mother's home in East Boothbay before venturing 
to the Pacific Northwest with $300 in his pocket and a 
hankering for faraway things. Alaska was a place where 
you could be anything you wanted, Danny thought, just 
put your efforts toward it - and Kodiak was the Wild 
West. Instead of gold, it was fisheries. 

Because the Canadian Railroad workers were on 
strike, he hitchhiked on his own to Haines Junction, 
where it was snowing on the 15th of August, yet balmy 
by the time he reached his destination at Kodiak Island. 
He found his first job one-half hour after getting off the 
ferry at Ursin's Cannery, butchering King Crab and 
saving up money. "The cannery work was long hours, 
starting at 6 a.m. and going till 12 midnight with the 
usual breaks. Butchering crabs was simple enough. It 
had a six to ten-inch shell with legs two feet and greater. 
Grab them out of the stack, put their teeth on the face 
of an inverted axe, and pull with both hands, separating 
the claws and legs from the body." Most of the workers 
were young, college and high school age, and some were 
fishermen's wives. Nice folks. 

One day on his way to work, Dogg got a ride with a 
lady who said they were looking for crewmembers on 
fishing boats. He should go take a look, as they made a lot 
more money than cannery workers. At lunch he went 
to the boat harbor to see if there was an opportunity. 
"I passed one boat where the skipper was in the galley, 
and I asked if he needed a crew. Yes, he did. We talked 
of my experience, and he asked if I could cook. When 

I answered 'yes,' he said, 'why didn't you say so in the 
beginning, because that's what the sign says on the 
stern, 'skiff man and cook wanted.' Well, I had looked 
at that sign on the stern and it stated sniff and kook 
wanted." Two weeks later, he was fishing for salmon 
with Captain Wally Smith on the "Don't Worry," which 
was an adventure, as Captain Wally drank a bit. 

By summer Dogg was on the move again, traveling 
and working his way across Europe then hitchhiking to 
California to work for his older brother, Dick, who was 
in the hydraulics business. He became eager to return 
to Kodiak so he fixed up an old Jeep truck and set off 
with friends, Scott Smiley and Kim Scheibe. "The road 
was long, and we camped out along the way. We made 
the obligatory stop at Laird Hot Springs and eventually 
made it to Kodiak in a snowstorm." Housing was hard 
to find, so they camped in an abandoned bunker on a 
cliff, until the Coast Guard discovered them and kicked 
them out. Danny found a room on an old vessel called 
"The Beachcombers" that some enterprising person 
had dragged ashore and converted to a hotel and bar. 
He ended up working as the hotel night manager and as 
an occasional barroom bouncer whenever the regular 
one was injured. 

By the time fall came, he had acquired a trailer way 
out of town for the reasonable cost of $425 to serve as 
winter housing. He drove a school bus until Christmas, 
bought two lots of land further out on the road, and spent 
the remainder of the season waiting for winter, Maine- 
style to arrive. It did not. By spring Dogg had a union 
carpentry job, and he built his own cabin throughout 
the summer. Before long, he was building homes and 
commercial buildings as a general contractor and 
doing commercial fishing, logging and sub-contracting 
between projects. "But besides the work, it was really 
the people that drew me back to Alaska in 1974, and 
that remains so." 

Of course there was one more draw. "I liked fishing, 
but can you imagine standing at the edge of a stream in 
the wilderness, no roads, just bears to look out for and 
casting your line and hooking a 10 to 15 -pound silver 
salmon each cast? I was ruined from then on." 

Danny departed for the lower forty-eight in 1982 to 
study law and was awarded his Juris Doctorate from the 
University of Idaho. He returned home to Kodiak, where 
he resides as a successful commercial salmon fisherman 
and, with his wife Susan Jeffrey, is the owner of Bear 
Garden Fisheries. As an attorney and a member of the 

24 Spring 2010 

Alaska was a place 
where you could be 
anything you wanted, 
Danny thought, just 

put your efforts toward it 
- and Kodiak was the Wild 
West. Instead of gold, 
it was fisheries. 

Alaska Bar Association, he has practiced transactional law 
and served as a volunteer public defender. 

Danny was elected Mayor of the Kodiak Island Borough 
in 1980 and served one term as State Representative for 
District 36 in the Alaska Legislature from 2003 to 2005. 
He was appointed Regent at the University of Alaska, a 
post that he held from 1993 to 2001. Dan served as the 
Executive Director of the Alaskan Ocean Seas and Fisheries 
Research Foundation and has been published on several 
occasions for his commercial fishing and marine studies. 
He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alaska, 
lecturing in Tribal Management: American Indian Law, 
Political Science, Business Law and History of Indian Law. 
Presently a Magistrate (Standing Master) in the Alaska 
Court System, he presides over a judicial district the size of 
Indiana from the remote town of Tok. 

Susan, whom Danny married in 1989, is a talented 
writer and has recently finished a book about Kodiak. 
Together, as of this writing, they were awaiting the arrival 
of their fourth grandchild. 

Dan keeps several friendly ties to the Academy and 
recently displayed a gleam of the old Dogg mischief when 
he wrote: "Chris Morse GDA '70, if he finished, has come 
to our fish camp for a visit. It was fun to see him standing 
in a stream with a bear 40 feet away. The bear caught a fish; 
Chris didn't, even though he had great fishing equipment." f| 

Red Dog Lore 

In addition to living a remarkable life, Dan Ogg '68 gave GDA 
its "Red Dog" nickname, though stories of its origins vary. 

Ogg played soccer under the legendary Heb Evans in the fall 
of 1965. His nickname quickly became "Dogg," pronounced 
with a long "o" (rhymes with rogue). Rob Lord '68 says, "I'm 
pretty sure Danny pinned the nickname on himself. The 'Red' 
was added later, and probably was picked up by Heb, or at 
least by us 68ers. The red jerseys and his reddish blond hair 
contributed to the eventual name tag." 

Dan counters with this story: "As to the red dog, it probably 
comes from a part I played in the play Stalag 1 7 while at Dum- 
mer; the character's name was 'Red Dog'. The proliferation 
of the name must have evolved through the Zenith Athletic 
Club (ZAC), an unsanctioned group formed in Perkins dur- 
ing our sophomore year to promote athletics at Dummer. Our 
cheerleading and projects were unorthodox to say the least, 
but they were full of passion and enthusiasm for our athletes 
(Red Dogs) on the field. 

"Our most famous athletic support project was the hiring of 
a plane to drop a dummy of a Belmont player on the field 
just before the start of the annual Dummer-Belmont football 
game. Needless to say the stunt surprised quite a few folks 
and there was lots of cheering. 

"Others may have better memory of how it (the nickname) 
all evolved, so I leave it to them. But I am sure it was 68ers as 
most of ZAC was 68ers. Go Red Dogs! " 

We encourage you to share your stories on the origins of 
the Red Dog, and its connection to sports, like the boys 
lacrosse team, at 

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26 Spring 2010 

The hope of a secure and livable 
world lies with disciplined 
nonconformists who are dedicated 
to justice, peace and brotherhood. ^ 

-Martin Luther King Jr. 


By Jen Basow '11, Southborough, MA 

Every year around the third Monday in January the question of our 

country's social progress arises. Have we achieved the "secure and livable 

world" that Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned, or are we still relying on 

the nonconformists to propel us toward total equality? On January 18 - 

Martin Luther King Day - our AP U.S. History class sought to answer 

this question by looking into our own school's long and rich history to 

trace race and gender relations throughout the 247-year existence of The 

Governor's Academy. Using old yearbooks, school newspaper articles, and 

historical documents, like Governor William Dummer's will, we started to 

piece together our school's past. But one day was not enough time to absorb 

the dense history, and so our class decided to work outside of class to complete the 

puzzle that we were only beginning to piece together. By the end of our research, we 

were able to find the evidence to confirm what many of us already knew. Though 

marred by a few racial injustices, like Governor Dummer's slave holdings, The 

Governor's Academy has been a pioneer of racial integration. 

Governor William Dummer and Slavery: Selfless? 

ByAgustin Suarez Ortega '10, Tortuguitas Malvinas, Argentina 

Historical documents tell us that Governor William Dummer freed his African- 
American slaves after his death on October 10, 1761. Yet it remains a mystery as 
to whether he did it out of remorse and a deeply held conviction that slavery was 
unjust or simply because he saw no reason to keep them under his sphere of influence. 
Although there is not much information regarding Dummer's intentions at the 
moment of the emancipation of his three slaves, a copy of his will includes the steps 
to follow to free his servants, as well as details of the inheritance each should receive. 
The excerpt in Dummer's will where he addresses this topic states the following: 
"I do hereby manumit and set free all my negro servants and do give unto my negro 
man Peter, Twenty six pound thirteen shillings and four pence lawful money, which 
same sum I will and order to be put paid into the hands of Dr Jonathan Pierpoint of 
Newbury to be by him used and improved for the best advantage of my 
negro man; and to my other two negroes, twenty six 
pounds, thirteen shillings and four 
pence lawful money to each of them, 
and I do will devise my nephews John 
Powell, Jeremiah Powell and William 
Powell give security if required to 
the towns of Boston and Newbury 
on account of my said negroes being 
manumitted and set free as aforesaid." 


at The Governor's Academy 

From this excerpt, one can learn that Governor 
William Dummer not only freed his slaves, but also left 
them with some means of economic security. It can also 
be presumed that he had an actual relationship with one 
of his servants, whom he calls by his first name, Peter, 
and to whom he left medical care as well. Perhaps this 
act places William Dummer in a more benevolent light, 
depicting him as an actual advocate of mutual respect 
among different ethnic groups. However, there also exists 
the possibility that medical treatment was necessary due 
to brutality at the hands of the master; the same may be 
true for the other two servants who were left medically 
unprotected. Furthermore, Dummer later refers to the 
"negroes" as being potentially dangerous and so leaves 
his nephews in charge of ensuring the safety of the two 
large surrounding towns, Newbury and Boston. 

Indeed, several conclusions may be drawn from this 
excerpt. William Dummer cannot be perceived as an 
unkind or racist figure, but still he bears the evils of the 
society that nurtured him. A sentiment of fear or caution 
is manifested in the last part of the passage. This sentiment 
can be taken either as a personal sense of uncertainty as 
to whether he was making the right decision or simply 
as a response to the expectations of most people of the 
time. It could also be said that what may be understood 
as a commitment to equality and mutual respect - his 
presumed relationship with Peter - could actually be 
the result of the two individuals' shared interests which 
exceeded the barriers of color and ethnicity, and not an 
actual care for the enslaved in general. 

Whatever the case, Governor William Dummer could 
have left some of his servants to relatives. Instead he 
decided to grant them the ultimate possession, the most 
precious gift a man can hope for: freedom. 

Integration of African-Americans: 

By Ryan Kelly '11, Merrimac, MA 

In the same will that provided for the emancipation of 
Governor Dummer's slaves, instructions were left toward 
the establishment of a school, the first boarding school 
in America. Since its founding in 1763, The Governor's 
Academy has been on the forefront of diversity and 
advanced race relations in Massachusetts and, thus, the 
nation. The first black student attended the Academy in 
1763 during the school's first year. Wentworth Cheswell 
studied under Headmaster Samuel Moody with 27 
other Caucasian students. Cheswell was a wealthy New 
Hampshire resident whose financial largesse may explain 

his early integration into a predominantly white private 
school. It was very rare for a black student to attend a 
private school like The Governor's Academy at the time, 
even considering the school's location in the "free" north. 

Over the next 150 years, African- Americans, 
including the son of Booker T Washington, continued to 
attend the school, although in small numbers. But that 
soon changed. After the early 1900s, no black students 
attended The Governor's Academy, perhaps due to the 
rise in tuition costs or possibly the improvements being 
made in black or integrated public schools. 

It was not until 1954 that African- Americans began 
to matriculate at the school, in correlation with the Civil 
Rights Movement. As black students began to trickle back 
into the Academy, a problem regarding separatism started 
to arise. Black students were separating themselves 
from the rest of the community in order to feel a sense 
of comfort or security on campus, a phenomenon 
acknowledged by the headmaster of the school in his 
1969 Report to the Trustees. One white student, in 
a 1970 article for The Governor, wrote about how the 
school was at least partially racist, a possible contributing 
factor to the social withdrawal of African- Americans. 
White students constantly referred to themselves as 
"white brothers," alluding to the formation of two 
distinct groups on campus - the black students and the 
white students. Although some black students began to 
take a role in student government, there was still a sense 
of separatism on campus. We believe that separatism has 
since improved, as evidenced by the increased diversity 
and social integration in the present-day Governor's 

Integration of Korean Students: 

By David Lim '1 1, Seoul, South Korea 

The history of The Governor's Academy stands out 
not only because of its prominence as the oldest private 
boarding school in the United States, but also because of 
its continuous effort to develop ethnic diversity on the 
campus. The school's commitment to attracting students 
from Asia dates to 1884, when the Academy welcomed 
Yu Kil-Chun, the first Korean to study in the United 

Yu Kil-Chun was a social reformist and politician 
of Korea's late Joseon Dynasty. He reached the United 
States on September 19, 1883 as a member of the embassy 
to investigate America's military installation, educational 
system and government facilities. In the fall of 1884, Yu 

28 Spring 2010 

The decision to accept female 
students was another bold 
step in Governor Dummer 
Academy's transformation 
into the school it is today. 

arrived on the campus of The Governor's Academy. Under 
the care of the headmaster, Mr. John Wright Perkins, 
Yu enrolled at the school at the age of 28 and lived in a 
dormitory on campus. Just like other senior students, Yu 
took academic courses of Latin, Greek, solid geometry 
and trigonometry. Moreover, he participated in sports and 
numerous other activities. During the 1884-1885 academic 
year, there were 40 students enrolled at The Governor's 
Academy, including Yu. There were students from many 
states and several foreign countries, including Texas and 
Canada, but no one came from as far away as Korea. 

Unfortunately, Yu had to leave the academy on March 2, 
1865 after hearing of the progressive coup that had arisen 
in Korea. In 1895, he published his book Observations on 
the West based on his experience in the Western world. On 
April 19, 2003, The Governor's Academy held a plaque 
dedication ceremony honoring Yu Kil-Chun, the first 
Korean to study in the United States. 

Today, there are 15 Korean students attending The 
Governor's Academy. They are actively involved in various 
activities throughout campus; are highly motivated and well 
integrated socially and academically; and have achieved 
success in academics, athletics and the arts. 

Women Welcomed to the Academy 

ByAlanna McDonough "ll.Andover, MA 

In January 1971, the Board of Trustees at The Governor's 
Academy met and pondered the decision to accept girls as 
day students. As a result of increased interest and pressure 
by the parents of girls, The Governor's Academy agreed to 
enroll female students for the upcoming school year. Many 
members of the board agreed that "life is co-educational" 
and thus, there remained no reason to segregate the sexes 
in education. 

In September of 1971, 25 girls matriculated at the 

Academy. Mr. Witherspoon, who was in charge of 
admissions, had hoped to admit 20 to 30 girls during the 
inaugural year, so the first class was admitted as intended. 
The girls were quickly accepted into the campus community. 
Some even jumped right into the sports program; three ran 
cross country and one was a member of the thirds basketball 
team. These 25 trailblazing girls proved themselves worthy 
of admittance and had a positive impact on the Academy. 

In 1973, two years after accepting girls into the 
Academy for the first time, the Board of Trustees agreed 
to the acceptance of female boarding students. Headmaster 
John W. Ragle commented on the school's latest decision: 

"Girl day students have added a whole new, and we 
think highly desirable dimension to the educational 
experience which Governor Dummer offers. The interest 
shown by girls and their families for whom distance makes 
day attendance impossible is a factor, but basically we are 
convinced that, particularly in the context of the present 
social and cultural climate, full coeducation is the best 
approach to preparation for college, and the years beyond. 
We believe that the addition of boarding girls will strengthen 
the program for both boys and girls." 

Those associated with the school in the 1970s almost 
unanimously believed that these girls had a positive 
influence on the previously all-male school. The decision 
to accept female students was another bold step in the 
Academy's transformation into the school it is today. 

A Strong Race Record Has a Few Stains 

ByAboubacar Okeke-Diagne '11, Brooklyn, NY 

The Governor's Academy has an enviable record of 
diversity and positive race relations among American high 
schools. The academy admitted and educated students from 
diverse backgrounds before both the American Revolution 
and the Civil War; however, there have been some 

Spring 2010 29 

It's hard to deny that 
The Governor's Academy 
has made a great deal 
of progress in terms of 

racial acceptance. 

documented incidents of racism on campus throughout the 
school's long and storied history. 

In 1999, an unidentified student or group of students 
carved swastikas and the letters "KKK" into the walls of the 
brand new Math and Science Building. This event, unlike 
earlier occurrences of racism, was met with widespread 
disapproval. Headmaster Marty Doggett, hosted a four- 
hour-long open microphone event in Moseley Chapel, so 
community members could talk about this incident and 
their feelings. In an issue of The Governor, Merril Lamont 
'00 wrote, "the perpetrator was ignorant of the biting pain 
represented in the symbols and letters which were carved 
on several surfaces around campus." Lamont also felt the 
community came together on the issue, openly sharing 
their opinions as "the line of students and faculty extended 
down the entire length of the chapel." During this same 
period, students wrote an article discouraging the use 
offensive words and a poem on diversity. 

Much earlier in the school's history, on March 14, 
1925, the sophomore Class of 1927, hosted an event night 
that mirrors the Community Weekends that the Academy 
hosts today. The class decided to produce a minstrel show 
as a play for the evening. Pictures of the show, proudly 
presented in the 1925 Milestone, show several students 
wearing black face and black masks, as they perform and 
imitate African- Americans. In the pre-Civil Rights era this 
type of performance was a common form of entertainment 
designed to make fun of African- Americans by depicting 
them as lazy and unintelligent. The show was dubbed 
one of the highlights of the year and praise was given to 
a member of the Class of '25, who was also elected the 
student who has "Done Most for Dummer," and a student 
who was elected "Best Dressed Master" in the yearbook. 

While yearbook photos suggest that no students of color 
attended the Academy during the 1920s, problems with race 
relations did arise in 1969, and the early 1970s when the 
school began to consistently enroll students of color. By the 

fall of 1969 separatism between black and white students 
created hostility on campus. In October, an Academy 
student, observed that African-American students might 
favor separation because, "they may all sit at the same table, 
they may start an Afro-American newspaper, or perhaps an 
all-black choir." 

By March 1970, the newspaper warned that the 
African-American students could completely separate 
themselves from the rest of the student body "Next year, do 
not be surprised if you witness a total separation movement 
performed by black students at Governor Dummer 
Academy," it read. The story goes on to defend the African- 
American students by pointing out that black students 
have to contend with the question of identity, along with 
all the other troubles of going through high school as part 
of a minority group. It felt that white students needed to 
listen to African-American students and be sincere in 
any attempts to help them assimilate to the school if they 
wanted to avert a racial conflict. 

In 1972, a story in The Governor stated that "there is no 
future for black students at this school and a pretty sorry 
one for whites," if the community did not begin to respect 
the differences among African- American students the way 
they saw differences in other teachers and students. The 
article dated March 14, 1972 was a response to a letter 
published earlier in the year that was written by a student 
who was upset that an African- American student was not 
expelled for a disciplinary offense because the student was 
on scholarship and "at the grace of the school." 

However, former faculty member David M. Williams 
tells a different story about the school's handling of racial 
education during the early 1970s. In his article for The 
Archon he said that "the Governor Dummer boy, then is 
considerably more aware of his world than his predecessors 
were," following the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther 
King and Malcolm X. He felt the school was beginning to 
move away from viewing "blacks as mascots and more as 

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individuals." Williams believed that "many of his peers 
remained apathetic." An estimated 265 students signed 
a petition asking to celebrate a Moratorium Day and 
almost 90 actually helped to plan the events. In the article, 
Williams also traced the origins of the school's humanities 
program to the 1968-1969 academic year and reported 
that the program brought students to cultural events tnat 
helped to expand awareness of diversity and improve 
race relations. Students participated in on-campus events 
and traveled to 14 plays and four concerts. He also noted 
that several new courses, including independent studies, 
were added to the curriculum and he felt that the school 
was stepping in the right direction. 


By Katie Reilly '11, Boxford, MA 

It's hard to deny that the Governor's Academy has 
made a great deal of progress in terms of racial acceptance. 
The school is now home to 40 international students from 
12 different countries. In 1966, international students 
came from only four countries. 

While the school started out as a pioneer of integration, 
welcoming the first Korean student to study in the U.S. 
and admitting a black student in 1763 in its very first 
year, it has certainly witnessed its fair share of bumps 
along the path to racial equality and acceptance. With 
racially, religiously and ethnically discriminatory actions 
taken by some members of the school community during 
moments in its history, The Governor's Academy can 
not exempt itself from the frequent displays of racism 
that occurred in its past, including those which occurred 
before, during and after historic movements, such as that 
for Civil Rights. To this day, racism has not completely 
disappeared from the school community. There is 
still progress to be made, as evidenced by the constant 
efforts of student-led groups like the Anti-Defamation 
League and PRIDE to raise awareness about racism in 
the community and to foster discussions, such as those 
that take place on the annually recognized Martin Luther 
King Day. 

In an issue of The Governor from 1969, a student 
wrote an article entitled "Deviants in a White Society," in 
which he confessed his belief that the school was a "semi- 
racist institution." The article referenced the all white 
faculty and class officers, the mere ten black students 
among a student body of 300, and the reading list from 
the school's English curriculum. The list of 350 books 
contained only 27 pertaining to blacks. Furthermore, the 

books consisted mainly of short stories, essays and poems 
that contained some themes about African- Americans, 
representing, in the words of the student, "remarkable 
superficiality." The author wrote that all but one of the 
courses at the school ignored African- American history 
and racism as topics of study. The article stated, "Let's 
face it, after four years in this school, one learns very 
little about the Afro-American. This, I feel, is racism in 
one of its many forms." 

The issue raised in this article from 40 years ago is one 
for which a clear improvement can be seen in the present- 
day Govs community. The school's U.S. History course, 
from which this project sprung, focuses a great deal on the 
plight of Africans coming to America, being forced into 
slavery and being treated as slave -like inferiors long after 
their supposed emancipation. The course delves into the 
racism that pervaded American society for centuries, the 
African-American response to the injustices they faced 
and the social lives that blacks led with their families 
within the safety of their own homes or living quarters. 
Today, The Governor's Academy English curriculum 
includes books, essays and plays written by and about 
black people, including such texts as Warriors Don't Cry, 
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Native Son, Fences, The 
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and The Souls of 
Black Folk, to name a few. The inclusion of these books 
on the school reading list and the depth of the discussion 
they bring to class is tangible proof of one improvement 
that the school has made in better informing its students 
about the history of the African-American race and 
racism, in general. 

Socrates once said, "There is only one good, 
knowledge, and one evil, ignorance." The actions that 
The Governor's Academy has taken toward becoming 
a school of racial acceptance are visible in the way 
they inform students, combating the evil of ignorance 
and taking the first step in raising students to be the 
"disciplined nonconformists" that Martin Luther King 
Jr. hoped would someday inhabit the world. IP 

Some of the Sources Cited: 

1925 Milestone pgs 95-6. 

Howie Comis Governor Deviants in a White Society Governor October 

18, 1969 pg. 2-3 

Howie Comis Govenor Solidarity March 16th 1970 pg.3 

R. H. Linberg Letter to the Editor March 14th, 1972 pgs. 1,4 

David M. Williams Archon pg. 9-10 Winter 1970 

Student Voices is a new addition to The Archon. The section includes 
original papers, essays, poems or artwork created by current members 
of The Governor's Academy community. The authors wish to thank Ms. 
Cynthia Lutz and Mr. Peter Werner for their help. 

Spring 2010 31 

n Memorium 

Andrew John Barbaro '94 

Andrew John Barbaro, age 34, who 
attended Governor Dummer Academy, 
passed away in December 2009 in 
Jacksonville, FL. 

Philip Gemmer '48 

Philip Gemmer, 79, passed away in 
January 2010, after a short illness. A 
native of the Portland area, Philip was 
the son of Mary Wheeler Gemmer and 
S. Earle Gemmer. He attended Governor 
Dummer Academy and Proctor Academy. 
He then studied at Wabash College before 
being graduated from Babson College. 
He went on to serve in the U.S. Naval 
Reserve and was promoted to LTJG. He 
was President and owner of Forest City 
Chevrolet/Saab, the former Forest City 
Motor Co. started by his father. He is 
survived by his ex-wife, Alice Palmer 
Hunneman, son Wheeler and his partner 
Mohan, son Fred, his wife Corrine and 
their children. 

Robert F. Goodspeed '40 

Robert F. "Bob" Goodspeed, 88, of 
Hampton, NH and Palm Beach Gardens, 
FL, died in February 2010. He was born 
Sept. 19, 1921, in Wakefield, MA, the 
son of Harold N. and Helen F. (Fall) 
Goodspeed. Goodspeed was the president 
and owner of Lawrence Shearlings 
of America, Inc. until his death, and 
represented Henan Prosper, importing 
fine shearlings. He graduated from 
Governor Dummer Academy in 1940 and 
from Harvard University in 1945. He was 
a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, serving as 
a staff sergeant from 1943-1946. 

He is survived by his second wife, 
Joanne M. Goodspeed; four sons and 
four stepchildren, Steven Goodspeed 
of Westford, MA; Peter Goodspeed 
of McKinney, TX; Scott Goodspeed 
of North Hampton and Jonathan 
Goodspeed of Oakland, CA; Martha 
Indelicate of Hampton, Kate Mortenson 
of Minneapolis, MN; Jennifer Chinburg 
of Exeter and Matt Quinlan of Hampton; 
24 grandchildren; and one sister, Janet 
Cartmill of Kissimmee, FL. He was 
predeceased by his first wife, Joanne 
W. Goodspeed; one brother, Harold 
Goodspeed Jr., who was killed in World 
War II at Anzio, Italy; and two grandsons. 

Eastham "Bud" Guild Jr. '32 

Eastham "Bud" Guild Jr., 94 + , 
passed away in November 2009 at his 
assisted living home in Brunswick, ME. 

Buddy and his wife of 67 years, Mary 
Newell Guild, were long time residents of 
the Bath, West Bath and the Brunswick 
areas. He was born on May 20, 1915, in 
Newton, MA, to Olive Boyd Guild, and 
Eastham Guild Sr. He attended Bowdoin 
College but left the school in 1939 in 
his senior year; he was a member of Psi 
Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin. During 
World War II Buddy worked at Submarine 
Signal Company in Boston, a firm that 
produced SONAR equipment for the 
U.S. Navy's war efforts. Bud later joined 
the Bath Iron Works and worked in the 
production and planning department 
until 1964 when he retired. During the 
1950s, Bud served two terms on the Bath 
City Council. He was also active in the 
Grace Episcopal Church, and spent more 
than 20 years volunteering at the Maine 
Maritime Museum. Bud was predeceased 
by his sister Olive 'Ollie" Guild; his wife 
Mary Newell Guild; his mother Olive 
Boyd Guild, and father Eastham Guild 
Sr. He is survived by his daughter Olive 
Boyd Guild of Conroe, TX and West Bath, 
son William Newell 'Pete' Guild and his 
wife Sandy of West Bath, and Tucson, 
AZ; two grandchildren and two great- 

Franklin 'Gary' Baldwin Haselton 

Franklin 'Gary' Haselton died 
peacefully at home surrounded by 
his family in March 2010 after a long 
courageous battle with lung and liver 
disease. He was born March 3, 1955 in 
Orange, NJ to Philip Haselton, now of 
Boothbay Harbor, ME, and the late Shirley 
Brown Haselton. After a childhood spent 
in New Jersey and Boothbay Harbor, he 
attended boarding school and college 
in Massachusetts, graduating from 
Governor Dummer Academy in 1973 
and Wentworth Institute in 1977. Gary 
married Cynthia Ames in 1975. As 
an entrepreneur Gary started several 
businesses including Epic Multimedia 
which was featured in Inc. Technology 
magazine in June 1995. Gary is survived 
by his wife and life partner Dr. Cyndi 
Haselton, and their children: Hillary 
Haselton Hunter and her husband Todd 
of Burlington; Dustinjohn Haselton and 
his wife Melinda of Burlington; Britton 
Baldwin Haselton and his wife Lexie of 
Bolton; and Hannah Harrwell Haselton 
of Colchester. He is also survived by 
his father Philip, his brother Philip N. 
Haselton of Bernardsville, NJ; his sister 

Kay Wilder of Boothbay and sister Carol 
PfisterofEffington, NH. 

Alfred "Firp" Hutchinson '40 

Alfred 'Firp' Hutchinson, 88 of North 
Waterboro, ME, died unexpectedly on 
Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010, at his 
daughter's home in Yarmouth. He was 
born on April 23, 1921, in Peabody, MA 
the son of Alfred Payson and Margaret 
(Wilkins) Hutchinson of Danvers, 
MA. Alfred attended Danvers schools, 
the Governor Dummer Academy as a 
postgraduate and became a proud member 
of the Class of '44 at the University of 
Maine. Later, he received his master's 
of education from Salem State. During 
World War II, Firp served in the Army 
Air Corps as a lieutenant and trained as 
a Bombardier in the B-24 Liberator. In 
1948, Firp married Edie Anne Young 
of West Newton, MA and they lived 
in Danvers for the next 38 years. He 
worked as an advertising manager and 
feature writer for the Danvers Herald 
for 18 years and then was an elementary 
teacher/assistant principal in the Danvers 
school system. Alfred is survived by his 
wife Edie of North Waterboro; a sister, 
Ruth Weeks of Danvers; his daughter 
and son-in-law, Suzanne and Sherman 
Hoyt of St. George, a son and daughter- 
in-law, Thomas and Kathy of Bethel, 
a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and 
Jackie of Danvers a daughter and son- 
in-law, Rebecca and Christopher Joyce 
of Yarmouth; 10 grandchildren; and one 
great-grandson, also named Alfred. 

John R. Klotz '39 

John R. Klotz, age 89, life-long 
resident of the Main Line and Eagles 
Mere, recently of Brandywine Assisted 
Living at Longwood, died peacefully 
in January 2010. Born in 1920, he 
was the son of John R. M. Klotz and 
Margaret Sliger Klotz of Montclair, NJ 
and brother of Margaret Klotz Young of 
Duxbury, MA. A graduate of Governor 
Dummer Academy and the University of 
Pennsylvania, he was married in 1949 to 
Annie K. Vauclain of Rosemont, PA with 
whom he had three children: Louise K. 
Middleton, of Wilmington, DE; James 
Roderick Klotz (deceased); and Ann 
Vauclain Klotz (Seth Orbach), of Shaker 
Heights, OH. Following his service in 
the Army as a Second Lieutenant during 
World War II, John rowed for Penn and 
played lacrosse. Self-employed for most 
of his career, John worked in many 
fields. He was the oldest living season 

ticket holder of the Philadelphia Phillies and a devoted fan of all 
Philadelphia sports teams, attending a World Series game for the 
past two falls. He is survived by his former spouse and life -long 
friend, Anne K.V. Klotz, two daughters and seven grandchildren, 
and his sister. 

Bertis L. Pratt '39 

Bert Pratt, 88, died in October 2009, at the Maine Veterans' 
Home in Bangor, ME. He was born Feb. 15, 1921, in Caribou, 
son of Dr. Bertis L. and Beatrice (Wincott) Pratt Sr. He was a 
graduate of Caribou High School, Class of 1938 and a 1939 
graduate of Governor Dummer Academy. In 1943 he graduated 
from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 
history and government. He was class vice president in 1941; 
class president, 1942-1943; and head proctor of the freshman 
dorm. Bert served as a technical sergeant with the 110 th Medical 
Battalion in Europe during World War II. In 1945, Bert was 
director of physical education and basketball coach at Bucksport 
High School. He was the executive secretary of the YMCA, Bar 
Harbor, 1950-1951; dean of students and head basketball coach 
at Maine Central Institute, Pittsfield, from 1952 to 1957; and 
from 1957 to 1966, was director of guidance at Caribou High 
School, past president of Caribou Teachers Association and 
charter president of Caribou Kiwanis Club. He was also a lay 
leader at Caribou United Methodist Church. In 1959 he was 
awarded a scholarship to Columbia University, where he received 
his master's degree in guidance. Bert was associate director of 
admissions at the University of Maine form 1968 to 1986, and 
was alumni president for the Class of 1943. Surviving are his 
wife, Beverly (Cushman) Pratt of Bangor; three children, Ellen 
P. Claff and her Husband, Roger E., of Herndon, VA, Carolyn 
R. Pratt of Boston and David C. Pratt of Apple Valley, MN; one 
grandson, two nieces and one nephew. 

George A. Randall Jr. '62 

George A. Randall Jr., 65, of Newburyport, died in January of 
2010 at the Anna Jaques Hospital. He was born in Salem, MA on 
Nov. 18, 1944, son of the late George A. and Grace L. (Johnson) 
Randall. Educated in the Newburyport and Newbury grammar 
schools, Randall graduated from Governor Dummer Academy, 
class of 1962. He earned his S.B. in Chemical Engineering from 
MIT in 1966 and his master's degree from MIT in 1972. From 
1966 to 1971 he was employed as a chemical engineer for Atlantic 
Richfield in Chicago, and, from 1972 to 1991 for Distrigas in 
Everett, becoming assistant plant manager. From 1992 to the 
present, he was an independent chemical engineering consultant. 
Mr. Randall was a member of the American Institute of Chemical 
Engineers and at one time served as the president of the Boston 
Chapter. His survivors include his wife of 43 years, Cynthia 
(Sharp) Randall of Newburyport; two daughters, Jessica Randall 
of Lawrence and Elizabeth Randall of Newburyport. 

Michael E. Tyler '57 

Michael E. Tyler, Esquire died in October 2009 after a valiant 
battle with cancer. He is survived by his daughters, Sloan and Page; 
his son Gregory and son-in-law Jim; his seven grandchildren; and 
his former wife, Carlotta Regan Tyler, and many loving friends. A 
former selectman for the Town of Topsfield, he was a member of 
Massachusetts Bar Association. He was a graduate of Governor 
Dummer Academy, Boston University and Suffolk Law School. 

Barry D. Gately '52 

Barry D. Gately, 76, of Barrington, Rl passed away on April 8, 2010. 
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Edward Joseph and 
Louise Marie (Cornell) Gately. 

Barry was a 1952 graduate of Governor Dummer Academy, where 
he was a four-year letterman in football and golf, as well as editor 
in chief of the school magazine. As a member of the football team, 
Barry played for Art Sager and was named MVP as a senior. 

After graduating from GDA, Barry attended Amherst College where 
he earned a BA in history and religion. He was a member of the 
freshman football team and a four-year member and team captain 
of the golf team. Following his graduation from Amherst in 1956, 
Barry attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology School of Print- 
ing, where he received specialized training in the printing field. 

Over the next 20 years, Barry successfully worked in the printing 
business. He last served as the Vice President and CEO of Gene- 
va Printing and Publishing Company in 1975. After retiring from 
the printing business, Barry dedicated his life to the betterment of 
young men and women. From 1975 to 1983, Barry served as an 
official for the Rhode Island Golf Association and the Tournament 
Director for the Wannamoisett Junior Invitational. He served as 
vice president, and later president, of the United States Challenge 
Cup Junior Golf Foundation. In 1997, Barry captained Team New 
England to victory over Team Florida in the annual Challenge Cup 
matches at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa. 

In addition to his tireless contributions to the Challenge Cup, Barry 
was a strong supporter of the GDA community. Over the past 20 
years, he attended nearly every football game as well as countless 
other events. In 2002, Barry was named GDA Alumnus of the Year. 

Barry was an avid and accomplished golfer and enjoyed racing Cor- 
vettes. He was active with Big Brothers of America and was a spon- 
sor for members of Alcoholics Anonymous. 

Barry i: survived by three nephews: Bary Gately of Annapolis, MD, 
Edward Joseph Gately III of Amherst, MA, and Christopher Gately 
of Ardmore, PA. He was the brother of the late Edward J. Gately Jr. 

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Sandy Keyes 

Marshall Clinard '28 reports: "We 
purchased a cottage on Sanibel Island, FL. 
We now have five homes; four are no good 
in winter! Recently celebrated my 98th 
birthday." William Ferris '38 says: "In 
September, my wife Mary and I went for 
two weeks to Welk Village in Escondida, 
CA. Then we came home for three days 
and were off with our friends Betty and 
Bob to Eagle Crest, OR. On November 
1 we took a tour to Birisen by train. We 
spent seven days there skiing. Then from 
Chicago to Washington, DC where we 
were met by three of our children. We 
were taken to Davidsonville, MD where 
we stayed till after Thanksgiving. Then 
on to my daughter's in Arlington until 
we returned home." Tom Tenney '39 
says: "Nothing to report for 2009 except 
for the New York Yankees winning the 
World Series. We did manage to have our 
first great grandson in March '09. Golf 
still more than poor." Jim Monroe '41 
says: "We are very lucky - Ann and I are 
both well. Our four children and seven 
grandchildren are also - although spread 
over all the USA and also Australia. We 
spend the winter in Palm Desert, CA 
and summers in Cincinnati. If the spirit 
moves anyone, we would be happy to see 
or hear from you. Summers: 3939 Erie 
Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45208, 813- 
212-8464 and Winter: 359 San Reno, 
Palm Desert, CA 92260, 760-346-0911." 
Vaughan Pitman '41 reports: "Sixty- 
nine years out of GDA in Ted Eames era. 
Have been married sixty-three years. Five 
children, 13 grandchildren and four great- 
grandchildren. Keeping active in our 
80's. We are still active in church work 
in our small NH town." Bob Harris '42 
is "spending retirement reviewing and 
refining old yacht designs, walking the 
seawall on False Creek, Vancouver. The 
city is in turmoil preparing to host the 
'10 Winter Olympics. Urban streets are 
gridlocked forcing needed walking. Pat 
and I are well." David Solomon '40 
reports: "Ronnie and I are now living in 
a continuing care retirement community 

called University Village Thousand 
Oakes, which is 40 miles northwest of 
Los Angeles. We remain close to most 
of our family, which now includes three 
great-granddaughters, ages 11, 6 and 3." 

Note from Frank Kitchell '35. "In 
the late 1920s, Frank and Jeannette 
Kitchell, living in Danvers, MA, started 
looking for quality education for their 
four sons. They toured Massachusetts 
schools, ending up at Deerfield Academy, 
where they met Ted Eames, a teacher 
who had been recruited to move to 
Dummer Academy, as Headmaster, in 
the coming fall. As a result, the Kitchells 
moved to By field in the early 1930s and 
began sending their sons to the newly 
named Governor Dummer Academy. 
In 1939, John and Lois Skeele, with 
three sons, moved to Newbury. The two 
families became good friends. The Skeele 
sons were Hank, John, and Robert. 
The Kitchell sons were Frank Robert, 
Peter, Sam, and Webster. One by one, 
all the sons became Governor Dummer 
students: Frank Kitchell, Class of 
1935, Peter Kitchell, Class of 1936, 
Sam Kitchell, Class of 1938, Hank 
Skeele, Class of 1941, John Skeele, 

Class of 1944, Bob Skeele, Class of 
1948, and Web Kitchell, Class of 1949. 
Following Governor Dummer, all seven 
went to Amherst. (Did Ted Eames have 
something to do with that?) During 
WWII and/or the Korean War, all seven 
were in the Navy, except for Hank Skeele, 
who was in the Army Air Corps and Web 
Kitchell in the U.S. Marines. Later they 
scattered far and wide; Frank to Seattle 
as a lawyer, Peter to the town of Amherst 
as an architect, Sam to Phoenix as a 
builder and developer, Webster to Santa 
Fe as a Unitarian minister and author, 
Hank to New Canaan, CT, as a lawyer 
and consultant, John to the U.S. Forest 
Service in the Pacific Northwest, and Bob 
to New York and Houston in the shipping 
business. Recently, Bob Skeele and his 
wife, Nancy, were in Seattle. They found 
Frank Kitchell and his wife, Ginny, at 
their summer home on Bainbridge Island 
in Puget Sound, and after an interlude 
of 69 years, held a reunion under the 
looming eye of snow-topped Mt. Rainier, 


75 miles down Puget Sound. With the 
toll of passing years, only Frank Kitchell, 
and John and Bob Skeele, have so far 
survived, the latter two living respectively 
in Lake Oswego, OR and Old Saybrook, 
CT. Photographic evidence of the above 
reunion accompanies this report. Frank R. 
Kitchell '35 and Robert B. Skeele '48. 


Benjamin B. Brewster 

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Those old '43ers who can read and 
comprehend will note that there is no 
news of the class in this issue. That is 
your fault, not mine. Let's send in those 
cards and letters for the next one. 


Class Secretary needed 

Steve Kauffman cracked a rib - 
that hurts. Went fishing for rockfish - 
cold, windy. No fish. Doc took some skin 
cancer off his face. He looks uglier than 
usual. Bought a 1997 MBZ E420 with 
50k miles. Looks and runs like new. Sold 
the '03 Volvo for more than the MBZ cost. 
Both he and Teresa are healthy - thank 




Class Secretary needed 

Jack Gillies has recently 
moved 50 miles east of his former address 
and what a difference! "I'm out of the 
snow belt and by the sea where summer 
breezes cool me on the hottest days." 
Warren Furth says: "Margaret and I 
are looking forward to Christmas, which 
this year we'll be celebrating together 
with our 50th wedding anniversary. On 
this occasion, our two children, four 

grandchildren, a daughter-in-law and 
my only sister will get together for a few 
days." Arthur Page welcomed his fifth 
great-grandchild. Callum Patrick Lauder 
is the son of Scott A. Lauder '90. Dave 
Graham sold his business, works two 
days a week and has 22 grandchildren and 
18 greats. 


John F. Kimball 

41 Johnson Road 

Falmouth, ME 04105-1408 

Bill Silver just returned from a 
cruise to Mexico and he is basking in the 
glow of that nice article in The Archon 
on his new book Dental Autopsy. His 
granddaughter Jillian Silver has just been 
accepted to Tufts - his old alma mater. 
C'est la vie. "We are enjoying it all!" Ted 
Mixer says: "Not too much going on. 
Doing a little work and trying to act in a 
local community theatre. Visiting family, 
etc. but trying to figure how to get to 
Switzerland again cheaply. My daughter 
is there, so the hotel cost is zero. But it's 
tough to do. Shoveling Maine snow - 
about 15" in backyard. Headed for 60th 
college reunion at Amherst." 


Norman G. Brown 

43 Hearthside Road 

Standish, ME 04084-5259 


Last December I received a phone call 
from Jackie McGill telling me that her 
husband of 56 years, Bob McG ill, passed 
away the previous month. Apparently, 
he had bladder cancer which appears to 
have spread to other organs. I had hoped 
to find a full obituary in their local paper 
to share with you, but I had no luck, 
unfortunately. I am sure many of us will 
miss Bob at our future class reunions. We 
all extend our sympathies to Jackie and 
her family Homer Ambrose sent me a 
great group photo of his wife, Marie, his 
son, John, John's companion, Angela, and 
Homes himself. I don't know what you're 
doing these days, Homes, but you are sure 
looking super in the photo. Homes adds, 
"This was taken at the Clements (Marie's 

family) reunion in Lexington, Virginia, 
on September 19, 2009. This is a yearly 
affair with a general turnout of 100 or 
more members." It sure looks like you all 
survived the affair in great shape and are 
ready for next year! Go, Clements! 

An email from Bud Snow: "Hi Norm, 
thanks for your e-mail Christmas card. We 
got real behind this year. Our son invited 
us to Massachusetts for Thanksgiving. We 
flew with our air miles. We were there for 
ten days. We flew into Manchester instead 
of Logan. (Logan is a zoo.) He put us up in 
a fancy hotel five minutes from his house. 
His spare bedroom is on the second floor. 
Connie's bad knee would not allow her 
to climb those stairs. By the time we got 
home, Christmas preparations were well 
under way. Plus we do not have the energy 
that we had before. I have had two knee 
replacements, and those titanium knees 
lit up those scanners like a Christmas 
tree. They just about had to strip search 
me. I had a safety pin on my money belt 
[inside of my pants]. That sucker caused 
them TSA guys to look at that. I was in a 
private room. Can you imagine now what 
they would do? I received a card from 
the "Mayor" of Newburyport, Josiah 
Welch. He writes: "Hi Norm - Nothing 
exciting to report - same old routine 
including a 26-day cruise in Feb. to French 
Polynesia for my 80th birthday. Nuku 
Hiva Rangiroa Mookea, Tahiti, Bora Bora, 
Christmas Isles, etc. ... same old stuff. 
Perhaps I might find a cheap secondhand 
Gauguin to help pay for the trip!" Well, 
Joe, if that 26-day trip is what you would 
call 'routine', then what the heck would 
you call 'exciting'? Sounds like the trip 
of a lifetime! Are you and Donna now 
planning a world cruise? Sure sounds 
boring, Joe. In the spring '09 Class Notes 
column I mentioned that John Walker 
was still teaching watercolor painting at 
his alma mater, Amherst College. I just 
received his postcard in which John says, 
"Dear Norm, would that it was true, but 
unfortunately I don't teach at Amherst 
College. I teach at Applewood to ten or 

From Jim Knott '47 

twelve oldie/goldies ... eight two hour 
sessions twice a year. Thanks for your 
long and informative class reports. I 
always enjoy reading them. That was a 
great picture of you and me and Birdsall. It 
proves we were actually that young once." 
Hey, John, I don't think we've changed 
that much except it seems Ben lost his 
razor somewhere along this 63-year 
journey from GDA! No offense, Ben, your 
beard is very becoming to you. I should 
have tried it when I could grow one! Like 
some of the rest of you, it sounds like 
Dave Wilcox is going through the rights 
of passage for the Golden Years. On his 
postcard, Dave writes, "Had my second 
knee replaced in March; finally back on 
the golf course, but my game is shot! After 
80, most social discourse is about health 
issues." All I can say, Dave, is that even 
with your two knee replacements, you 
could whip my butt on the golf course, 
so just keep puttin' along. Herbert 
Hoffmann, our intrepid archeologist 
in Italy, has written another book. Herb 
writes, "Published a little gem this year, 
WISDOM DREAMS: An Illustrated 
Dream Book. Available from me at Podere 
Istine, 1-53017 Radda in Chianti (SI), 
Italy, for 20 Euros, postage included. Be 
sure to send a folded banknote rather than 
a check or money order." Now, I'm not 
sure if Herb expected this item to appear 
in our Class Notes column, but it sounds 
so interesting that I've sent in my $30. (I 
checked my bank and online conversion 
tables and it seems 20 Euros are worth 
about $30 USD). Joe Welch received a 
copy and said it was an intriguing book 
in which Herb interprets his dreams and 
has a friend draw some images to reflect 
them. Golly, Herb, do you think that 
living in Chianti has any influence on 
your dreams? Perhaps the cool night air 
wafting through the vineyards gives you 
these inspirations. Nothing wrong with 
that; I'm just a little jealous, I guess. 

I received an email from Maybelle 
Shannon, the wife of our classmate John 
Shannon. With her permission, I am 
copying her message here: "Norm, this 
is to let you know that John R. Shannon, 
Class of 1947, retired in June 1991, 
after a rewarding 30 years in hospital 
administration as V.P. and a Trustee at 
Northern Westchester Hospital Center in 
Mount Kisco, NY. Unfortunately, John has 
been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and is 
no longer able to engage in social activities 
and correspondence. You can remove 
his name from your mailing list. Thank 

36 Spring 2010 



you. Maybelle H. Shannon." If you are 
reading this, Maybelle, please be assured 
that John's classmates are thinking of 
him and we hope you can convey that 
thought to him. We also wish the best for 
you, Maybelle, in the years that lie ahead. 
As you know, Jim Knott is the owner/ 
president of the Riverdale Mills Corp. 
(RMC) in Northbridge, MA. In a note he 
sent me back in November, Jim writes: 
"When RMC ran 24 hours a day, seven 
days a week to keep terrorists and drug 
smugglers in Mexico, the Boeing Company 
held a luncheon party at the mill to thank 
the 35 people directly involved in the 
production and material handling of the 
fence. They gave us a plaque that hangs in 
the office and here is a copy of it. I suspect 
the GDA management and teaching staff 
would be pleased that what I learned at 
GDA, was a 'significant contribution to 
our nation's border security.'" The plaque 
reads, 'Mr. Knott: On behalf of the Boeing 
Company, please accept our gratitude for 
Riverdale's exemplary performance in 
support of the SBI Pedestrian Fence PF- 
225 Project. Riverdale's team spirit and 
pride in workmanship were instrumental 
in the success of our project. Boeing's 
commitments to our U.S. Customs and 
Border Patrol customer could not have 
been met without Riverdale's support. 
The teamwork and dedication of your 
company's employees were keys to 
completing deliveries of mesh fence 
material to the border on schedule. 
Again, thanks to the entire Riverdale 
team for your outstanding performance 
and we look forward to the opportunity 
of working with Riverdale in the future.' 
This was signed by two program managers 
and two directors. Well done, Jim. You 
definitely earned the recognition. Jim 
later sent me this email in reference to 
the win by Scott Brown for the Senate 
seat of the late Ted Kennedy: "On Sunday, 
56 hours before the win, I parked this 
HI Hummer in a 'no-parking-space', 
outside of Mechanics Hall in downtown 
Worcester (Woosta). At 5:30, when the 

Rally wound down, I expected to find it 
towed away, but it was still there. I think 
the signs on the roof were why the police 
(whose union supported Scott), allowed 
it to remain in the 'no-parking-space.' Art 
Sager (the Governor Dummer Academy 
disciplinarian) would not have approved 
of my violation of the no parking law, like 
he disapproved of rny violation of some 
of his GDA rules, but Art would have 
approved my micro-mini-contribution to 
the result. Three weeks before Election 
Day, Scott came to the Riverdale mill 
with my Representative George Peterson, 
late in the afternoon. I rounded up 40 
second-shifters and asked Scott to tell 
them what he would do for the USA, and 
them, if they voted for him. After he left, 
I asked some of them what they thought; 
one said, "Absolutely yes," and another 
said, "There is no other choice." Jim 
later received a note of appreciation from 
Scott Brown, the person elected to fill the 
unexpired term of the late Senator Ted 
Kennedy from Massachusetts. Mr. Brown 
wrote: "Jim- Thank you for the great tour 
and for all your help. Meant a lot. Scott." 
I received another email from Jim 
regarding one of his activities in support 
of his state of Massachusetts: "When Mitt 
Romney was elected, he appointed me 
to 'The Trust,' 'The Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, Economic Stabilization 
Trust.' It is a quasi-public organization 
set up with a $10 million fund, portions 
of which, not to exceed $500,000 could be 
loaned to un-bankable companies whose 
continued existence in Massachusetts was 
of value to Massachusetts. I was appointed 
for one three-year term, but by using 
arithmetic I was taught at GDA to help 
Trust Board members determine which 
companies deserved EST financing, I was 
appointed again and served for six years, 
on the Trust's Board of Directors. I was 
the only manufacturing businessman 
on the Board and other Board members 
respected my opinions relating to the 
value of many manufacturing businesses 
to Massachusetts. Last week a delegation 

From Jim Knott '47, explanation of photos are within story 

of 'Trust' executives visited me at my 
mill and presented me with the plaque 
pictured here. The meetings were once a 
month in Charlestown, 100 miles away, 
round trip, and used up most of the day, 
but I was happy to help the economy 
wherever I could." This certainly shows 
the high esteem in which Jim is held by 
his state and the business community 
in general. Congratulations, Jim! I hope 
there is space enough for the editor to 
insert your plaque. 

The plaque is inscribed: "James 
M. Knott, Sr., Board of Directors, 
Economic Stabilization Trust, 2003- 
2009. In appreciation for your support 
and outstanding service to the Trust by 
helping to provide working capital to over 
140 companies, impacting over 7,500 
jobs, and promoting economic stability for 
businesses in Massachusetts." 

In January, I received an email from 
Jay Curtis, or more accurately, from 
his wife, Kaila. Jay has had some serious 
health problems which necessitated 
his dictating his class note to his wife 
for submission to me. Thanks, Jay, for 
making that extra effort, and you too, 
Kaila, for being the perfect scribe. We 
all hope the coming months will bring 
improvements to your health, Jay. "First 
of all to Norm, many, many thanks for 
your great reporting on the class of '47. I 
always enjoy reading about my classmates 
in The Archon. As for me, unfortunately I 
have had health problems the past several 
months. I had a series of 'episodes' which 
appeared as though they were strokes. 
Blessedly, my motor skills have not been 
affected, but these episodes have affected 
the verbal and receptive areas of my brain. 
My speaking is not always clear, nor is my 
written communication. My wife, Kaila is 
my voice and scribe. I had a brain biopsy in 
December and thank goodness, no cancer 
cells were detected; we still do not have 
an answer as to what has caused these 
episodes. I met with another doctor at the 
University of Chicago this past week and 
we hope he and his colleagues will come 
up with an answer. I am on increased 
medication and hopefully with time, my 
communication will improve. I am grateful 
for what I do have and perhaps before too 
long Kaila and I can get back to traveling 
which we both so enjoy. Happy Spring to 
my fellow classmates. Jay." On Feb. 8, I 
received the following email from Kaila: 
"Norm, I have been remiss the past week 
in not keeping in touch. Last Sunday I 
saw quite a decline in Jay's physical as 

Spring 2010 37 

well as mental capabilities. I took him 
to the doctor on Monday and told the 
doctor that I could not understand why 
his condition was deteriorating since he 
had been on heavy duty steroids for five 
weeks; they did a 'stat' MRI and called me 
that evening to say that indeed the lesions 
were getting bigger. The next morning, 
Jay told me that he had 'a funny feeling' in 
his left hand. Once again I took him to the 
doctor and he was admitted to the hospital. 
They did a second brain biopsy Friday 
morning (on the opposite side) - and 
once again the results were inconclusive. 
The specimens will be sent to Mayo 
Clinic and The Armed Forces Institute 
of Pathology in Washington, DC. I am 
facing some real challenges, as I am sure 
you have as well. This is a man who I love 
more than my own life and I only want 
the BEST for him. It is so hard to see him 

this way and I know you know how I 

feel. Thank you for your continued love 
and support - and if you think updating 
the news for The Archon is appropriate, 
go for it. I will keep you posted, Kaila." 
I have included Kaila's touching email 
as I know there are many GDA friends 
who wish Jay the very best in the weeks 
and months ahead and who want to offer 
their moral support during this difficult 
time. Cards and letters may be sent to: 
Mr. Jay C. Curtis, 715 North Concord 
Lane, Winfield, IL 60190, or you may 
email Kaila at I 
know they both would appreciate hearing 
from old GDA friends. My greatest hope 
is that by the time you fellow classmates 
are reading this, Jay will be back on his 
feet and at 100%. Bill Bailey assisted 
in shaking up Washington. Bill writes, 
"I supported your namesake in our state 
special election. We are finally breaking 
the control of the government in DC by 
Scott's election. Norm - nothing to report 
except that I'm still active (along with 
Dan and Manson Hall '49) playing 
hockey and skating on the local ponds." 
I'm glad to hear that you and Dan are still 
in such great physical shape, Bill. My skis 
and skates were moved to the attic years 
ago! It seems that Dan Hall is continuing 
his commitment to being involved with 
humanitarian projects wherever they 
might be. Last year he was working in 
the village of Kyetume, Uganda. This 
year he was a little closer to home, going 
to Mississippi. Dan says in his email: 
"Hi Norm: Just returned (Feb 13) from a 
week-long house building effort in Biloxi, 
MS. My wife and I were among a group of 

15 from our Duxbury church who worked 
on several houses being constructed 
by the Back Bay Mission (part of the 
United Church of Christ) in an area that 
was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. I 
worked primarily on installing sheet rock 
which I had some experience with on 
Habitat for Humanity projects. Weather 
not nice, very chilly, with some rain. 
School in the area was called off one day 
because of predicted snow which never 
materialized." I guess you were lucky for 
the lack of snow, Dan. Everything seems 
to be humming along for Don Knowlton 
these days. Don sent an email saying, 
"My class notes are about the same: two 
fishing boats; Gulf of Mexico; paying the 
bills. Trump Net work is getting bigger; 
if I live long enough I will probably move 
to Maine (Southwest Harbor) in 2012. I'll 
be in Maine in August. Maybe see you 
then. Don." If schedules permit, Don, 
maybe Jim Knott, Jack Deering, you 
and I can get together at the Portland 
Country Club for lunch one day. My treat. 
The mail on Feb. 9 brought an inspiring 
submission for our column from Jack 
Deering, our dedicated and untiring 
Class President and Class Agent. Jack 
writes: "Dear Classmates: Can it be that 
we are approaching the end of a long and 
glorious trail at the Governor's, with our 
beloved Sandy Keyes set for retirement 
this spring? She is the Governor's in 
body, mind and spirit, always available to 
answer questions and search out whatever 
needs we may have. We love her, always 
have and always will! She makes the 
tough jobs easier and solves the problem 
many times right on the telephone line. 
Godspeed, Sandy! Saddened to report, my 
brother, Bob, passed away this October 
in California. His outside shooting 
helped us prevail in many a Governor's 
basketball game. Our Class Secretary, 
Norm Brown, and that culprit, Jack 
Deering, can still be apprehended at 
the New Hampshire state line careening 
toward the Conway liquor store. Brownie 
has been an outstanding successor to 
Sam Gwynne and Homer Ambrose. 
We have been blessed with them all and 
their superb efforts! Hope that each and 
every one of you will contribute to the 
2009-2010 Governor's Annual Fund 
which ends June 30, 2010. We all know 
these are tough times for everyone. Even 
a minimal gift raises our class percentage 
of giving and further distinguishes the 
class of 1947." Thanks, Jack. I wish all of 
you classmates could have the privilege of 

knowing and working with Sandy Keyes 
the way Jack and I have. She is one special 
lady and although there will be others to 
follow in her footsteps, she was the one 
who nursed Jack and me through the 
intricacies of our respective class offices 
and for that we are most thankful. And 
Jack, let me speak for our Class of '47 
in extending our collective sympathies 
to you over the loss of your brother. Bob 
was certainly an enigma on the basketball 
court in Lang Gym which many a GDA 
competitor could attest to. No doubt he 
had you to thank for his successes. 


Duncan H. McCallum 

4571 Cameron Circle 
Dexter, Ml 48130-9407 


Ash Eames writes: "My sister, Betty, 
has become an Australian citizen and is 
living in Perth with the families of her two 
sons, Edward and Bruce. Both married 
Aussie women! Deborah and I are still 
enjoying summers in New Hampshire and 
winters in Sarasota." 


Manson P. Hall 

349 Whidal Road 

P.O. Box 328 

North Chatham, MA 02650-0328 


I had the pleasure of speaking briefly 
with Roger Cole, Bill Chamberlin, 
Al Hollis, Tom Otis, Chet Ham, 
Bruce Denkert and Tom Emery; a 

pleasure that I would otherwise not have 
experienced had I not been class secretary. 
I intend to make calls in hopes of eliciting 
news about the health and good cheer of 
our classmates and ultimately news of 
our lives. Gordon Price and Bob Gove 

sent the following news: 

Gordon writes: "Having attended our 
60th reunion last June, I feel we should all 
make more of an effort to share what goes 
on in our lives. Susan and I still enjoy a 
productive life. This includes serving on a 
few committees, going to the gym, skiing 
in the winter, boating in the summer, 
working on the farm and an occasional 



trip with or without grandchildren. 
Last April, we took a river trip on the 
Porto River in Portugal and then met 
two granddaughters in Italy and had a 
wonderful rail pass tour of this country. In 
October we went to Syracuse University 
to visit our grandson via Minneapolis and 
Duluth, MN by plane, car and train (train 
from Chicago to Syracuse to Boston). 
Public transportation still works in the 
U.S." And Bob Gove writes: "I had a 
conversation with Manson last evening 
and he suggested I send a blurb to bring 
you up to date as to what is going on in 
my life. As I explained to him, although 
I am classified as a graduate of your 
class, I was really a member of the Class 
of '50 (very complicated). However, for 
those whose eyes fall upon this page, I 
will make an effort to give some sense 
as to where I am at this time. I am now 
living in Hamilton, MA happily married 
to my wife Isobel and father of three sons 
and seven grandchildren ranging in age 
from 18 months to 18 years. I am still 
active in my family business, which is 
celebrating its hundredth anniversary this 
year. Fortunately, for me, my sons now 
own and manage it. Much of my time is 
devoted to music, which requires that I 
play in three bands every week. As a side 
note, my family has become good friends 
of Roger Cole and his family. We have 
shared many happy times together. Roger 
now lives in Burlington, VT." 

And now your secretary has a chance 
to hold forth. Although I remember some 
of the few books that we were asked to 
read at GDA, the school did encourage 
in me a desire to read all kinds of books. 
And, although I do read novels, I tend to 
lean to history and biographies. So here 
are a few recommendations of books 
that I have really enjoyed: The Snowball: 

Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, 
long in length, includes a good deal of 
very personal aspects of Buffett's life 
and with a clear view of his approach to 
investments; Samuel Adams: A Life by Ira 
Stall; we learned in school that he was 
"just a rabble rouser" but Stall documents 
through Adams many letters and articles 
that be was much more than that; and 
Theodore H. White's autobiography In 
Search of History; the inside flat labels 
it 'a personal search for the connection 
between American power and American 
purpose.' It's a delightful account of his 
world at the time (1915-1978). Finally, if 
you have heard of Gertrude Bell, British 
adventurer and influential advisor to the 
British foreign office as it created (with 
the French and the League of Nations) the 
nations of the Middle East, you may know 
a book by Janet Wallach called The Desert 
Queen. Bell's life, wandering by camel 
across the desert of what is now Syria, 
Iraq, Saudi Arabia, is captured in this 
marvelous book. But for those who have 
read it, I recommend another biography 
of Bell's life by Georgina Howell called 
Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper 
of Nations. Howell's book complements 
Wallach's by spending more time on the 
political influence and views of the many 
key and famous people with whom Bell 
knew and worked. Please send news or 
you'll get more info you may not want! 




Dave Esty '50 and Peter & Dottie Bragdon enjoying a surprise encounter in Seattle. 
Dave was renting their daughter's former houseboat! 

Alan F. Flynn, Jr. 

51 Meghan Lane 

North Kingstown, Rl 02852- 



This is an important time for all of 
us in the class of 1950. We are helping to 
establish new traditions at our old school. 
A few of us met to mark our 55 th reunion 
and now a much larger group will gather 
for our 60th. There is a great chance that 
we will have 50 % of the Class of 1950 for 
a reunion 60 years after our graduation. 
Make every effort to attend. It will be a 
special event that will be recognized by 
the school. 

Back in October, Tim Greene 
organized a team of five callers to reach 
out to the 35 members most likely to 
be able to return to campus of the 42 
remaining classmates. My calls resulted 
in some fascinating conversations. 
Souther Barnes, in Plymouth, MA, 
had 60 members of his high school class 
at his home for a clambake. The event 
was held in a tent and they huddled 
close together as five inches of rain fell 
outside. Souther maintains his business 
repairing items, keeps busy caring for lots 
of acres of property, while wife Fran and 
a daughter keep an eye on him. We hope 
to see him on Saturday of the reunion 
weekend. Peter G avian sailed single 
handedly from Maryland to Halifax, Nova 
Scotia. A hurricane prevented him from 
continuing to Newfoundland. Engine 
trouble resulted in a stop in Nantucket, 
taken over by Wall Street according to 
Peter. Then made it to Block Island, was 
towed to Pt. Judith and spent several days 
getting a tank fixed. Peter will stay with a 
daughter in Brookline, but will be with us 
on Saturday. Back at Providence Country 
Day School as an assistant to the varsity 
baseball coach, Bob Dickerman keeps 
playing the game we played as youngsters. 
He had coached several years at Navy 
Prep in Newport, but is glad to be closer 
to home. He coaches a team in one of the 
summer leagues and we may see him on 
Saturday if his schedule allows. Recently 
Bob sent another test along, the last one 
being too difficult. This one had some 
familiar numbers, such as 406 - Ted 
Williams' batting average in 1941 and 
56, the number of consecutive games in 
which Joe DiMaggio got hits in the same 

year. I got about half of them, which was 
better than last time. 

There was an adversarial relationship 
with GDA during Brownie Taylor's 
32 years as chairman of the Board of 
Assessors for the Town of Newbury. All 
is well now as Headmaster Marty Doggett 
is working well with the town. Brownie 
has had heart problems. It has been 15 
years since he had quadruple bypass 
surgery. He had been semi-retired, but is 
now running the business, since his son 
has had rotator-cuff surgery. Brownie 
still meets regularly with the assessors 
and stays on top of town affairs. George 
Till loch played on the football team with 
Brownie and looks forward to seeing him 
again. I could not reach Don Bishop 
by telephone either in Maine or on the 
Cape, he has no email address listed, but 
he always gets the word and is expected 
to be there. An email from Bill "Denny" 
Engs arrived from Crestline, CA with 
an article published in November about 
bird lovers on a fall walk. Yes, Denny 
leads walks three times a year as part of 
his Sierra Club activities. He spots birds, 
listens for their calls and even identifies 
flowers left as last gasps of summer. There 
was no quiz at the end of the bird walk as 
is sometimes the case. In late December, I 
got an email and then a phone call from 
George Tulloch. He is excited about the 
reunion and wanted to know about those 
we would like to see, but haven't heard 
from. George took three or four names 
to call and then communicated back with 
the results. He had spoken to Phil Long, 
left a message for Bob Hardy and wrote 
a letter to Paul Samborski. Dave Esty 
called our class "most accomplished," 
questioned the top of the card, which says 
"Don't Be Shy" in reverence to him and 
promised to "make a cameo appearance 
for the 60th." 

A grandson was born on October 6, 
2009, making Debbie and Tim Greene 
very happy. His name is Luca, which 
means light in Italian. Tim talked to Bob 
Squire, who is planning on our 60th. He 
has sold his travel business, but goes to 
the office every day for casualty insurance 
activity. Bob anticipates many more 
years. His mother lived to 105. He has a 
granddaughter who is 20. 

A call from Charlie Bowen in 
January indicated that he and Calvine 
continue their travels. They left London 
on a ship which made stops in Iceland, 
Greenland, up the St. Lawrence River 
to Montreal and Quebec on the way 

back down the river, then the Canadian 
Maritime provinces, Boston, and New 
York. While in Boston, they were met by 
Tim, toured the campus with Headmaster 
Marty Doggett and were introduced to our 
scholarship recipient. The Bowens had 
seen Dave Hershey in Charlestown and 
were preparing for a trip to the Antarctica 
in February with a stop in Lima, Peru to see 
relatives. Yes, they'll be in Byfield for our 
60th. A call from Dick Patton provided 
the following news: "In 1950, never would 
have imagined this note would be written 
in 2010. We have dodged the rope and the 
bullet. Just got back from the ski slopes. 
Each year the body fails a bit more. All is 
well in Pasadena. Son Rob got engaged just 
before Christmas so perhaps grandkids in 
the future. May 2010 be a healthful and 
good year for all in the Class of '50. Bob 
Cushman's card said: "Count me in for 
our 60th (Can you believe it?) reunion. 
Only 42 left. In February we return again 
to Maui for several weeks. After two years 
in Sanibel, FL, we miss the Aloha Spirit'. 
Both Damon and Staley are there now in 
spirit only; still summering at Sebasco, 
ME. It was great to get a card from CI if 
George with the following message: 
"We sold our camps two years ago to the 
Chewonki Foundation. They are the base 
camps for their girl's wilderness program. 
I am still lobster fishing with a 23-foot 
boat running a string of 150 traps. Mardi 
comes with me in good weather. I still 
have the passion for it I had 52 years ago. 
I'm lucky to be healthy and welcome any 
of you to visit our REAL log home here in 
Hancock, ME." 

I talk to Tim frequently. He recently 
had lunch with Ellen Oliver, director of 
fundraising at GDA. She likes the fact that 
the Class of '50 will have many members 
back and is thinking of making the 60th 
reunion a regular event. There will be a 
special Champagne Lunch for the Class 
of '50 in the James Duncan Phillips 
Library with former headmaster Peter 
Bragdon in attendance. Tim received a 
note in February from Willy Nordwind: 
"Unfortunately I will be unable to attend 
the 60th reunion due to health reasons. 
Sorry, I would have liked to join you and 
all my old friends. Please give my best to 
the class." 

As many of you are aware, Emi and 
I (Al Flynn) have moved back to Rhode 
Island. The trees and shrubs were growing 
too fast in our one and half acre lot in 
Massachusetts. We are now in a condo. 
The telephone number is 401-267-0177. 

We flew to California to spend Christmas 
with our daughter and family. We look 
forward to seeing at least half of you in 
Byfield in June. 


Ted H. Barrows III 

41 Ridge Road 
Bristol, Rl 02809-1355 


Dave Bullock reports he is trying to 
"hunker down and get through the ugly 
month of January, but it does help to 
know that next month I'm due to become 
a gramps for the first time and that makes 
me feel much younger, of course." He 
informs us "my son got married last May 
and they didn't waste any time really 
getting hitched." My reliable, Dave 
Pope, checks in with "skiing began early 
this year," then adds that he and Woodie 
took a cruise through the Panama Canal 
to Los Angeles; it was great. Then back to 
skiing until April 15 if the snow holds out, 
with work sessions in between." He sees 
Chuck Hussey frequently now that he is 
in Portsmouth, NH. Next year will be our 
60th and he hopes we can all get together; 
I heartily agree! Bob "Yogi" Wenz 
remembering our classmate, Bill Atwell, 
"He was a good pal to all of us, and we 
lost him far too soon." A sentiment we all 
share! Yogi writes that in November he 
went down to swim and fish some seldom 
fished rivers back in the jungle between 
Jonestown and Devil's Island. He is 
living on Point Richmond, CA. My wife, 
Jackie, and I (Ted Barrows) enjoyed 
a Viking river cruise on the Rhone in 
September, visiting many historic towns 
along the way. It was amazing to see many 
magnificent churches and other structures 
built in the 16th and 17th centuries, 
before there was cement or construction 
equipment. And, of course, we had to stop 
at several vineyards from that era still 
producing some of the best wines in the 


Franklin E. Huntress, Jr. 

5 Independence Way Apt C 

v/larblehead, MA 01945-4659 



c c 


Dave Powers says: "Congratulations 
on the very large event in your life at 
the Abbey! Took out the tenor sax last 
summer as a 'street musician' on the 
mall in Boulder. I am now working with 
different jazz groups. Good to be back 
after 25 to 30 years." Guy Tudor reports: 
"Well, as if my 2008 trip to Peru wasn't 
arduous enough, our small group went 
off again in September 2009 for another 
3 Vz weeks. First, a 12 hour, 35 mile 
Pelagic boat trip offshore. Then, up into 
the Central Andes, at times to 16,000 
feet - camping once at 11,000 feet (the 
coldest night of my life)! Last leg, down 
into the Amazonian rain forest, to remote 
lodges along the Rios Manu and Madre de 
Dios, where the wildlife was spectacular. 
But, with this group, the bird watching 
never let up. Afraid I'm getting too old 
for these types of excursions anymore; I'd 
better stay on Long Island!" John Gill 
says: "In December, Margie and I enjoyed 
a vacation in Hawaii: one week on 
Waikiki, and one on Kauai. The average 
daytime temperature was 76°. The sun 
set on the ocean at both locations. Your 
Christmas week at Westminster Abbey 
was very interesting. Who would have 
thought that a retired Reverend from little 
old Marblehead would be granted such 
an honor? The best in the New Year." 
Jack Lucas reports: "What a wonderful 
experience to have served at Westminster 
Abbey during Christmas. It must have 
been a thrill of a life time. "This summer 
Libby and I went hiking in Switzerland 
with a very congenial group. Switzerland 
is beautiful with its deep valleys and 
towering mountains. We stayed in small 
inns up in the mountains. I look forward 
to every day as a new adventure." 
Stephen Shohet says: "I have retired 
from my professorship at UCSF, but am 
doing extensive medical-legal consulting. 

I have particularly enjoyed work on 
hematologically perilous environmental 
toxicity as well as patent issues in the 
exciting world of the new biology. Ten 
years ago Geraldine and I moved to 
downtown San Francisco, where we 
spend six months of the year. The rest 
of our time is unevenly split between 
Normandy and Cape Cod. All venues are 
enlivened by a dozen grandchildren. Since 
they are all between eight and 16, they are 
a tight, highly interactive group, which 
is the source of immense pleasure for 
both of us. I continue to be enchanted by 
collecting antique cameras, particularly 
for their ingenious mechanical evolution 
and remarkable workmanship. Alas, their 
numbers now threaten the space even in 
our large apartment. I send warm regards 
to all classmates." Charlie Windisch 
says: "I have little to report about myself. 
Had a knee replaced last summer. Will get 
the other done come July. I wish other 
body parts were as simple to replace 
- for instance our brains. While GDA 
strove to make them more useful, was 
there some sacrifice in their longevity 
in the bargain? Fires and earthquakes 
notwithstanding, California is going bust. 
We are not alone, of course. Recycling a 
bunch of legislators and rewriting the 
State Constitution would go a long way 
to fix things. Meanwhile implosion in 
real estate markets is a national tragedy. 
Forceful comment on the Middle Eastern 
situation defies articulation in simple 
language which is all I have left. So let's 
forget about the economy. What economy? 
On a more cheerful note, we have had 
some rain. Mountain pastures are green 
again. The coyotes and cattle converse at 
night and wild turkeys in the morning as 
the sun comes over the Santa Lucia. Our 
two big poodles have a lot to say about 
everything, night or day. A happy and 

healthy New Year to you and to all my old 
classmates who still abide. May the Force 
be with y'all." 


Don Tracy '53 sailing with two of his daughters (Heather & Holly) along with his 

grandson and his dad. 

Percival M. Lowell, Jr. 

1180 Milton Mills Road 

Acton, ME 04001-5048 


Here we are in the middle of a mild 
winter for a change. How are things in 
your neck of the woods? I have recently 
become more like a pirate. I now have an 
eye patch to go with my little gold earring. 
All I need now is a peg leg (which I almost 
had after an accident in 1995)! I have 
double vision now which may or may not 
resolve itself. We will see, (pun intended). 

I had a surprise, spur of the moment 
visit from Tom Whitney a while ago 
as he was driving by and recognized my 
name on the mailbox. We spent an hour 
or so reminiscing. Theodore Swenson 
sends a change of address. He now is 
at: 277 Day Dreamer Drive, Las Cruces, 
NM 88005. Dick Marr spends his time 
alternating between Truro on Cape Cod, 
and North Carolina. He retired from 
Tabor Academy in 2003 and now works 
as a lawyer in Massachusetts and as a 
mediator and guardian ad litem in North 
Carolina. He also coaches the UNC men's 
club ice hockey team. Dick wishes to 
inform you about the scholarship fund in 
memory of his brother John Marr, (who 
taught at GDA for several years and was 
loved there). The John Marr Educational 
Foundation supports outstanding scholar- 
athletes undergraduate studies. If you 
would like to support this endeavor, 
contact Dick via cell phone at (508) 
560-9379. Dick, where do you get your 
energy? Donald Scot Tracy is still 
preparing taxes, although he has tried 
to scale back his clients, but still has 
calls asking if he is still doing taxes, 
which he takes as a question as to how 
he is surviving the elements of old age. 
He and wife Linda rented a large beach 
house for a week of fun and sun with 
their grown children and spouses and 
grandchildren. He finds growing old is not 
for sissies and imagines you all can agree 
with that. Phillip Smith writes that he 
and Julie have moved from Fearington 
Village (a few miles from Chapel Hill, 

Spring 2010 41 

NC) to Twin Lakes - a continual care 
facility nearby. His children (residing in 
Montana, Boston and Baltimore) are as 
pleased as they are with the move. He 
invites anyone going south for the winter 
to stop by for a night off the interstate, as 
you can't beat the rates and the wine is 
good! Call him at (336) 270-5025 or email 

Harvey Towvim wants all of you to 
think about a Surprise Party at GA for our 
60th Reunion. Any of you who want to 
commit yourselves to this endeavor, send 
an email at with 
a subject line: 'I'm committed to growing 
the Surprise Party idea.' Please tell him 
what day and times you are available 
for a weekly 18 minute telephone 
conference call he will originate on his account 
to answer any questions you may have 
about how to plan and implement that 
vision and action plan for that surprise 
party. George Bowden lost his wife 
Mary in September. Arthur Bartlett 
reports: "Retired from Jones and Bartlett 
Publishers, Inc. in '97. Then moved from 
Portola Valley, CA to new home in the 
'Lost Sierra' Graeagle, CA. Wintering 
in Tucson, AZ. Nancy and I compete 
harmoniously in golf at both places. Had 
to give up skiing as too dangerous now." 

I guess this wraps up the news from 
here for the present. Have a great spring 
and summer. 


Class Secretary needed 

Richard Michelson says: "My 
travels continue in 2009. I stayed in the 
Dolomiter for a month this past winter, 
drove 4,500 miles in Texas (initially 
planned to visit Dick Moore but learned 
of his death 18 months earlier), traveled 
throughout Iceland for three weeks 
and just got back from a two week tour 
of New England visiting friends and 
relatives." Haskell Rhett reports: "After 
moving to Afton, VA in 2008, I've been 
elected a trustee of two institutions - The 
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and 
Museum, and the American Shakespeare 
Center/Blackfriars Playhouse, both in 
neighboring Staunton, VA. Of course, I'm 
also starting my 17th year as a trustee of 
The Governor's Academy. Even so, Janet 
and I found time to take a few trips in 
2009, including a great barge trip through 

the French waterways in Burgundy and 
visits to family in Barcelona and Dubai. 
We also welcomed a new grandchild, 
Josephine, in May, and visited her with 
my daughter Cecily in Glendale, CA; at the 
same time my other granddaughter, Cade, 
with my daughter Kathryn in Barcelona, 
is applying to colleges - quite a span 
between the two beauties! Best wishes in 
the New Year." 




George O. Gardner III 

10 Winnatuxett Beach Road 

Mattapoisett, MA 02739- 



David Hutt and his wife Valorie 
are developing Earth Eco Farm in 
Tecolotito, NM. They just received organic 
certification this summer. If you would like 
to follow their farming adventures send an 
email to and they 
will add you to their "Field Notes from 
the Farm" mailing list. The notes for the 
Class of '55 follow. Bruce Macgowan 
is still living in Florida and reports he 
and his wife spend a large portion of their 
time taking care of her parents. Otherwise, 
they are healthy, active in their church 
and enjoying life. Allan Keith lives on 
a 29-acre farm in Chilmark, Martha's 
Vineyard. He keeps busy by mowing 20 
acres of fields, cutting firewood, tending 
gardens, and participating in a community 
chorus, a chamber music society, a 
woman's symposium and writing books. 
He has coauthored two books on the birds 
of the West Indies and Hispaniola and 
another on the biodiversity of Martha's 
Vineyard. His oldest daughter Coral 
'93 moved last August from Guernsey, 
Channel Islands, UK to Yarmouth, ME 
and works in a bank. His middle daughter 
is a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology in 
Portland, OR; and his youngest daughter is 
a Ph.D. student at the University of Florida 
studying the West African Manatee. 


James Dean III 

PO Box 1 86 

South Berwick, ME 03908-0186 


Hunt Blatchford has joined Team 
'56 as a Class Agent. His son, Sam '85, 
followed suit and became Class Agent for 
his Class of '85. Hunt has fine connections 
at the school and with classmates all 
around. Jim Dean is joined by his lovely 
wife, Dianne doing volunteer work with 
the homeless in Portsmouth, NH. They 
also build with Habitat for Humanity in 
Farmington, NH. Christmas was spent in 
Seattle with their daughter, Penny, and 
daughter-in-law, Lisa. Chuck Duncan 
gladly accepted the job of being a Class 
Agent for our class. He will raise money 
for the school and keep the classmates 
connected. Chuck says that he spends 
time in the summer fishing off Cuttyhunk 
and scalloping. Another pastime of his 
wonderful retirement is painting water 
colors and even selling them. Chuck and 
his wife Rennie share wonderful times 
with their six grandchildren. The oldest 
will be entering college. They love their 
life in Falmouth. Tony Hawthorne 
writes that he became a grandfather again 
for a second time in June of 2009. He 
retired from his law practice in 2006. He 
serves on the boards for a theater company 
and for a small company that leases land 
to oil producers in California. Trish is 
winding down on college admissions. 
Amy runs a non-profit in DC. She brings 
scholars from the Middle East to match 
their US counterparts. Christopher is the 
architecture critic for the L.A. Times. 
John Wilson is presently attending 
the Quebec Men's International Curling 
Competition. This tradition has been 
going on for 117 years and acts as a trial 
for the Olympics. John is also an acting 
agent for our Class of '56 and has been for 
a number of years. John does volunteer 
teaching work in a nearby women's 


Lyman A. Cousens III 

4 Goodhue Road 
Boscawen, NH 03303-2500 


Classmates were saddened by the 
passing of Mike Tyler. One of the best 
athletes of GDA's Brightest Class®, Mike 
was a good friend to many of us and we 
were all pleased to see him at our 50th. 
Our best go out to Mike's family; he will 
be missed. 



Ned Beebe is recovering well from 
his knee replacements (a sign of our 
times), in Florida, another snowbird in the 
Jeff FittS mold. Jeff and Sandy recently 
returned from a trip to Thailand. "Loved 
the flight! " Ned Stone writes that he is in 
his fourth year of retirement, volunteering 
at the National Park in Alexandria, 
teaching Excel and ESL to immigrants and 
playing grandpa. Tough to imagine Ned 
with a pony tail, and he wouldn't send me 
a picture, but you can believe it! Ned and 
wife Lydia are involved with a non-profit 
called Co-Partners of Campesinas (www. living and working with 
rural community groups in El Salvador 
and Guatemala, supporting economic 
development and empowerment for 
women and schooling for children. Ned 
suggests GDA alum check out the website 
and join this terrific cause. Max Ule, no 
longer in wrestling shape and certainly 
not at 112 pounds, relayed a story about 
a student way back in the '60's who 
"borrowed" a car belonging to a master 
for a trip down Route 1. A state trooper 
pulled him over for suspicion of driving 
a stolen vehicle. Imagine! The student 
confessed that whatever the trooper did to 
him would pale in comparison to what a 
certain master would do if and when he 
found out. So who was this master who 
so intimidated the poor lad? According 
to an anonymous source who refused to 
be identified, his initials were, Arthur 
Sager. Who'd have guessed? I received 
a great note from Skip Dickerson. I 
always wondered, but never asked, if the 
Chief Financial Officer of Bethlehem Steel 
addressed the Board of Directors of same 
as "Skip," or was it "Frank". Anyway Skip 
is Skip and he's spending much of the year 
in beautiful San Pancho, Mexico, a village 
on the Pacific Ocean. He and Lynda spend 
three or four months on the Cape, although 
I can't imagine why, given the weather 
and sheer beauty of their Mexican home. 
As you can imagine (and Lynda confirmed 
at our reunion), Skip is very busy with 
several projects including bringing water 
to their neighborhood. He repeated they 
have a lovely "Casita" on their property, 
available at a substantial discount to any 
classmate and spouse for a wonderful, 
relaxing vacation. You can contact Skip at George Starbuck: 
Remember that beautiful boat docked 
in Newburyport during our 50th? He 
steered it all the way from The Great 
North Woods in Vermont to Islamorada, 
FL for the winter. He reports "Lots of 

fishing and fun, in no particular order for 
Bucky and Pam, before heading back to 
Grande Isle area in the spring. Six inches 
of snow here yesterday, and today is 
sunny and beautiful. Eat your hearts out 
you snowbirds!" 


Ralph E. Ardiff Jr 

238 Conant Street 

Danvers, MA 01923-2528 


We are a little light on responses from 
the Class of '58. Now that many of our 
classmates are retired, I would hope that 
there will be time during the next year or 
two to provide your classmates with an 
in depth report on your hobbies, families 
and careers. 

Tom Grose still does extensive 
traveling between Maine and London, 
and he and Missy traveled recently to 
Singapore to visit one of their daughters. 
Jim and Claudette Main continue 
to travel and organize cruises, most 
recently to Anchorage and Budapest. 
They continue to enjoy travel and find it 
to be a great way to meet many wonderful 
people and create lasting friendships 
from all over the world. I read recently 
of the death of attorney Mike Tyler '57. 
He and I crossed paths many times over 
the years being attorneys in adjoining 
towns. Mike was a terrific athlete and a 
wonderful laid-back attorney. He was 
an advocate of "casual Friday" five days 
each week decades before most of us shed 
neckties in the legal profession. I will miss 
his stories of his adventurous escapades 
while a student at GDA. So much went on 
at GDA that I was never aware of. Mike 
will be missed. Assistant secretary Mike 
Dunsford submitted a terrific report of 
his life experience to date to share with 
his classmates. Mike and I are hopeful 
that other classmates will open up and 
share their experiences, as have Wayne 
Hockmeyer and Tom Grose in recent 
years. Mike's report is as follows: 

"The Spring 2009 edition of The 
Archon brought back old memories. 
I would never have recognized Tom 
Grose. No resemblance to the hockey 
player with a 3" crew cut. I know for a 
fact that one of those front teeth must 
be false. Wayward slap shot in practice 
I believe. Tom's friendship extended 

beyond graduation. He was good enough 
to put me up in his attic apartment in 
San Francisco when I came west in 
1960. He was at United Airlines at the 
time. As I had no money this overture 
was critical to my quickly finding a job 
followed by night school in San Jose, one 
of the reasons for coming west. Very 
affordable at that time. I have been forever 
grateful for his hospitality. Tom's life has 
obviously been successful in his career 
and in building a close family. I can't 
really say the same, although it somewhat 
depends upon your measure. I called 
my girlfriend from Boston out, followed 
shortly by immediate family responding 
to my reports and impressions of San 
Francisco, Carmel, Monterey Bay, and 
the California weather. Both a mistake 
in retrospect. Spent 13 years in the San 
Francisco Bay Area pursuing education, 
starting a small business and focusing on 
real estate advertising with two national 
companies. Too much travel. Marriage 
(Boston girl) and two children paralleled 
this time frame. I had a mid-life crisis 
at 33, and accepted a job offer with the 
Stanford University Alumni Association 
to manage a lodge gifted to the University 
and located in Alpine Meadows, Lake 
Tahoe, on the eastern slope of the Sierras. 
I could watch my kids learn to ski from the 
deck. Took up downhill racing myself. I 
had found my home. Grew a beard. Added 
horses to the family, and a Newfoundland. 
Never looked back. The 8-year stint with 
Stanford was followed by opening a 
restaurant in Tahoe City, getting a divorce, 
which one has to go through at least once 
in California, and pursuing commercial 
real estate. The latter market has not only 
died, it's buried. But this leaves more 
time for recreation and cherished family. 
Three kids (one step), four grandchildren, 
English Springer Spaniels, and a 2nd 
wife of 24 years celebrated last week 
in a large cabin we designed and built 
in the early years. I still back country 
ski (out my back door), Rhondanee ski 
(climbing with skins), alpine ski with 
grandchildren, snow shoe local peaks, 
and hike, run and climb in the summer, 
with bagging two Fourteens (14,000 ft. + 
elevation) in recent years, Mt. Whitney 
and Mt. Shasta. This is my measure of 
success. I have good health. My church is 
at very high elevations. I'm fortunate to 
have a younger wife who is equally into 
our vigorous and balanced life style. Our 
children have all been through college, 
enjoy traditional success and married well 

(again, ones perspective). However, they 
find me a little too attached to the Sierras, 
with little interest in coming down 'the 
hill'. They know where to find us. 

I hope you are equally content and 
are rewarded by physical activity. I find 
it much improves my attitude, which has 
always been a challenge. Take care." 


Mirick Friend 

PO Box 540 
/lirror Lake, NH 03853-0540 





John C. Elwell 

266 High Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950- 



I heard from several classmates this 
time around. I sure hope that a lot of 
you are saving up the "happenings" in 
your lives to share with everyone at our 
reunion in June. If you have not been 
receiving the Class of '60 Reunion updates 
send me an email at johnelwell@verizon. 
net and I will add you to listserv. 

Don Alexander writes: "I 
continue to enjoy my work as a Justice 
of the Maine Supreme Court. It brings a 
wonderful amount of interaction with 
bright, interesting people. In addition to 
my court work, I have been an adjunct 
faculty member at the University of 
Maine School of Law, and from 1980 
to 2009, helped teach a trial advocacy 

course at Harvard Law School. I have also 
published two books, The Maine Jury 
Instruction Manual (4th ed. LEXIS, 2009) 
and Maine Appellate Practice (3rd ed. 
Tower, 2008). My wife Barbara and I have 
been married 38 years. She is an attorney 
and consultant with a national practice 
in which many people, and some utility 
commissions value her advice about ways 
to better protect consumers of electric, 
telephone, and gas utility services. We 
are particularly proud of our son and 
daughter's accomplishments this past year. 
After being involved in some high profile 
investigations, our son Philip, 33, was 
named Trooper of the Year for his Troop 
of the Maine State Police who patrol the 
Maine Turnpike. Phil is married and the 
father of our two grandsons, ages four and 
one. We visit them regularly. (Don, make 
sure you mention my name to Phil so that 
when I am traveling the Maine Turnpike 
he will know me if I ever yet stopped!) After 
being named Employee of the Year in 
2008, our daughter, Katherine, 25, was 
promoted to Director of Equine Services 
at the Club at Spanish Peaks in Big Sky, 
MN. In her new position, Katherine is 
part of the Spanish Peaks management 
team, has a Yellowstone Park outfitter's 
[guide's] license and is responsible for 
hiring wranglers and buying horses to 
support the trail rides, pack trips, wagon 
rides, and sleigh rides offered to the resort 
membership. She and her husband also act 
as caretakers for a 160 acre ranch outside 
of Bozeman, MT. (Now that sounds like 
my kind of work!) I hope this finds all 
well. Wish our classmates a happy and 
healthy New Year." 

John Silver shared happenings in his 
life via email: "My wife Le and I have been 
living on the river in Cape Coral, Florida 
for the past 20 years - the house is an 'old,' 
i.e. 1960 house which I remodeled and 

Chris Prewitt '60 and Jill on beautiful Elbow Key in the Bahamas 

, 3 ». *J 


added onto so it is now an 'old Florida' 
style large house. It is now on the market - 
excellent timing, but it's time to downsize. 
We plan to stay in Cape Coral as we have 
Lee's 93 year old dad living up the street 
from us in his own house, and our older 
daughter Heather and granddaughter 
Kayleigh (15) living in Cape Coral also. 
Our other daughter Jennifer lives outside 
Atlanta with her husband Scott and our 
grandsons Doran (8) and Logan (3) I 
enjoyed a busy career as an architect; 
graduated from Syracuse in 1969 and 
moved right to Tampa, FL for 10 years 
working for a variety of firms, then moved 
to Fort Myers with a $30 million project 
for which I was the project architect. 
We stayed in Fort Myers 10 years then 
moved to the Cape. Lots of commercial 
work including county office buildings, 
schools and jails throughout Florida, then 
went out on my own for the last 15 years. 
I've enjoyed that the most, specializing 
in single family homes for one of the 
best builders in town, and in old Florida 
style luxury homes on the islands here. 
I have retired some four times, glad I got 
back into it, but it looks as if retirement 
is going to stick this time, partly thanks 
to the economy. I still do the occasional 
arm-twister project. (Hope you can make 
the retirement stick John. I keep threateniny 
to go hack to a reyular job so I can get some 
vacation time!) Lee and I enjoy sailing; we 
have an 18-foot Marshall Cat on the lift at 
the house, and we keep a 15 -foot Marshall 
Cat anchored at Useppa Island where we 
are members of the "yacht club" and have 
races on Saturdays from December 'til 
March. That club is how I got involved 
in the island architecture. Tons of work 
since Charley, Francis, and Wilma. We 
spend summers in Rangeley, ME. Lee's 
parents have had a cabin on the lake for 
nearly 40 years, and we get up there right 
after fly season and let the snow chase us 
out in October. (John, you are missing the 
best part - snowmobiling in the Rangeley 
area and staying at the Rangeley Inn!) We 
also have another 15 -foot Marshall Cat 
up there, and a 1960, Chris Craft woodie 
runabout, 19-foot, which is my water 
Harley - lots of fun and lots of work. Both 
kids joined us this summer, as well as 
several Florida and Massachusetts friends. 
All y'all call us and come see us. (Our 
southern pastor says y'all is singular, and 
all y'all is plural). Ayuh! Lee taught high 
school English in New York for a year, 
then six years in the Cape when the girls 
were in school, then she joined Headstart 



and taught in several county schools for 
five years before retiring. We are both 
quite active in the Presbyterian church 
in Cape Coral, and, yes, I have done lots 
of church architecture, mostly freebies 
however. Our best to my classmates! 
"John, looks like you can use the Reunion as 
a stop off point on your way to Rangeley this 
spring. I will be in Fort Meyers the end of 
March; hope we can connect. 

I have been in contact with Jim 
Deveney, Carl Youngman, and Bob 
Adams re: the Reunion. For the winter 
season Jim is in Florida playing golf again 
after hip surgery. I think he reported to 
me that he won the club championship 
last year at his golf club. Way to go Jim! 
Carl Youngman is traveling everywhere 
-- Florida, California, Paris, Hawaii, 
Barcelona, and heaven knows where 
else. (I think he is trying to provide his 
own stimulus plan for jobs in the travel 
industry!) Bob Adams is doing well, still 
working for the Mitre Corporation, and 
is looking forward to his retirement this 
summer. I received an email from Arnie 
Wood with some creative suggestions 
for our Reunion activities. I will include 
them on the listserv that I am sending out 
after I get these notes done. As a preview 
though, one of Arnie's suggestions was 
a bathing suit contest where we create a 
calendar and sell for scholarships. (Now 
that is a creative idea. ..of course Arnie has 
already hosied the hack row.) Also Heard 
from Mai Flint. Sounds like he is looking 
forward to our Reunion. He shared: "For 
our 45th, the most meaningful gathering 
for me was when we got together as a 
class when Bob and Bonnie Adams had 
us to their house for a gathering that was 
just our class. I really would not want to 
impose on Bob and Bonnie again (they 
were very incredibly generous to share 
their home with us for the 45th), but if 
we could arrange some sort of event, even 
at a restaurant or some comparable place 
where we don't impose on any classmates, 
where it's just us - the Class of '60 and 
where we have a time as classmates to 
remember our times at GDA in a relaxed 
setting, to me that would be something 
that I would appreciate and perhaps 
something a lot of our class would 
remember and I would strongly encourage 
y'all (sorry, I haven't lost all my lingo from 
our Texas days) to see if it can be included 
in the plan for our 50th. "(YW' or all 
y'all... thanks John Silver... stay tuned and 
the next listserv mailing will have some info 
about plans for the Reunion! Great minds 

think alike, Mai!) 

Bob Rimer writes that he is looking 
forward to our 50th. Says he hasn't 
changed much! His daughter Hanna 
Bird '10 graduates from The Governor's 
Academy (still GDA for some of us) this 
spring so it will be a "wo-fer" for him and 
Paula. Bob votes in favor of Arnie Wood's 
bathing suit idea; he says he is all for it! 
Duke Morton sent several pictures. He 
is living on Cape Cod; builds ice boats as a 
hobby; and is proud of the Cisco Beverages 
Company ( 

that his daughter and a friend founded 
in Nantucket. (Hey, maybe we can get 
some "brew" for our Reunion! But more 
importantly, make sure you come Duke. . . 
would love to see you. We could take Arnie's 
suggestion and have a calendar made of us 
all around the ice boat with bottles of Cisco 

And last, but surely not least, I have an 
interesting story to share with "all y'all!" 
A year ago at the Newburyport Education 
Foundation's fundraising auction I "won" 
a place in the Bahamas for a week. In 
sending out emails to classmates I noticed 
that Chris Prewitt lives in the Bahamas. 
So I emailed him telling him that my wife 
and I are going to be in Hope Town on 
Elbow Key the first full week of January 
and would love to see him if he lives 
anywhere near there. I also share with him 
that the place we are staying at is owned 
by the Manley's from Newburyport. Chris 
emails me back that he and his wife Jill 
had dinner with the Manley's two nights 
ago and that their home is around the 
corner from the Manley's. (Now that is 
a small world!) And, Chris and Jill made 
our stay in Hope Town a very special treat. 
They checked in with us every day, took 
us for several boat rides around the area 
and the harbor, and recommended places 
to go and see. Chris and his lovely wife Jill 
are enjoying semi-retired island life. I am 
not sure that Chris can ever fully retire! 
Sure hope Chris and Jill can join us in 
June. And, thanks again to both Chris and 
Jill for their hospitality and friendship! It 
meant much! 

I would be remiss if I didn't recognize 
Sandy Keyes for her patience and diligence 
in collecting, organizing, and publishing 
the class notes. She has been a pleasure to 
work with and know that all y'all wish her 
the very best in her upcoming retirement! 

I think that is the news se far. I hope 
I didn't leave anyone out. Mark those 
calendars, June 11 - 13, for the big 60 + 
50 = 10 Class of '60 Reunion. Hope to see 

everyone there! And, remember the porch 
light is always on for you at 266 High 
Street. For the Reunion I am planning on 
leaving several lights on! 


Thomas M. Mercer, Jr. 

5311 Edlen Drive 
Dallas, TX 74220-2101 


J. Stephen Sawyer 

202 South Fileys Road 

Dillsburg, PA 17019-9563 



Thomas S. Tobey 

13637 Forest Park Circle 

Penn Valley, C A 95946-9512 


It is my intention to tweak your 
curiosity on how well we are doing by 
including some photos. Charlie Pyne 
and Ham Agnew submitted a photo as a 
way of encouraging others to do the same. 
They both seem to be in fine fettle. A peak 
into my thesaurus defines fettle as both 
"fit" as well as in working condition! I 
am hopeful that we are all watching our 
calories, getting regular exercise and 
making good eating choices. A good 
college friend sent me a book last year 
that offers some interesting information 
in a book called Younger Next Year. It is 
worth a look see. 

Mac Donaldson replied to my 
asking about how our generation was 
doing with grandchildren "fabulous, they 
live in the next town and we get to enjoy 
them regularly and frequently. My other 
daughter lives in Washington DC and is 
preoccupied by her profession in health 
care, so it's likely we'll only have the two 
grandchildren. No complaints; they are 
such a blessing! Boat business is struggling, 
just like everything else. Because boating is 
funded with discretionary income, we're 
at the bottom of the food chain in some 
ways. We've managed to avoid layoffs (29 
employees) so far, but are inching forward 
with caution." 

From Stan Healy; "My business - 

BatteriesPlus (others might be familiar 
with the company as there are over 300 
locations nationwide) - had a good 
year despite the economy. I would like 
to say that our performance in 2009 
was the result of the owner's superior 
management, but much of our success 
can be traced to the decision to relocate 
the business a year ago September. I am 
enjoying how I spend my time and I am 
managing to carve out time to get away to 
the Cape as I choose, avoiding weekend 
travel times etc. My wife Sarah and I 
have never been 'Cape people' but we are 
developing an appreciation of the lifestyle 
about which we have heard so much over 
the years. 

Big events for 2010 are shaping up as 
the birth of our first grandchild in May 
(our daughter Alison and her husband live 
in Chicago); and our son Andrew's return 
from Madrid where he has been working on 
his Master's in Spanish from Middlebury. 
His BA is also from Middlebury and prior 
to going to Madrid, he spent two years 
at the Salisbury (CT) School where 
he developed an interest in teaching, 
coaching and being a dorm master. He 
will be looking for a private boarding 
school faculty opportunity for next 
September where he can pick up from 
where he left off at Salisbury. He liked 
everything about Salisbury except the 
remote, but beautiful, location." 

I found Darrrel Hamric at home 
in Austin where he has lived as long as 
I can remember. He reports that one of 
his activities for some time has been his 
"affiliation" with a non-profit. This was 
the 25th anniversary of the non-profit 
I volunteer for four days a week." He 
and I have done this since 2005. One 
project has involved building houses 
with photo-electric panels on the roof. 
The project was entered in a national 
competition in DC in '05 and then 
donated to our non-profit. These 35 other 
houses in the neighborhood are rented 
to poor folk. Another project involved 

building a 9000-underground cistern 
which was, and will be again, used for 
storing rainwater for use on the adjacent 
vegetable garden. This picture was taken 
18 months ago. 

First things first: Though this is 
probably way more info than you want, 
it's easier than if I tried to condense it. 
Just fall back on Uncle Tom Mercer's 
speed-reading lessons; maybe just scan it 
and/or read the first sentence or two of 
each paragraph. The next email will show 
the two houses mentioned in the article 
above. They were both donated by UT; 
the first one would have been torn down. 

Howard Durfee and his wife, 
Diane still reside in Anna, TX. Howard 
maintains a CPA practice. He keeps his 
eye on the national political scene and is 
still interested in missionary work down 
the road. His wife, Diane works in a local 
library. We reminisced about GDA days of 
yore when he was at the top of his game 
as a wrestler in the 115-pound class. He 
looks back with great appreciation for the 
mentorship of Herb Evans. 

Elsewhere on these pages you'll see a 
photo of Bob Snyder and is wife, Ellen 
on their boat in San Maarten, Pelican Key. 
That very location is where I would like to 
be at this very moment since it is cold and 
pouring down rain here. 

A recent call with Peter Machinist 
was a pleasant reminder of how articulate 
and caring he is. I reported in an earlier 
edition of these notes that he and Alice 
were on a sabbatical leave from his faculty 
position at Harvard to work on research 
and deliver some papers in Europe, among 
those an honorary degree at the University 
of Zurich. While in England, Alice was 
not willing to sit idle in a country that had 
been home several years earlier. She took 
on the task of taking on a major project 
reading some of the old classics such as 
Shakespeare, Shelley and others. This was 
not enough and she also became an editor 
within the Oxford community where they 
lived. Let us not forget our offspring as 

we move into our "mature years". Edith 
Machinist the older daughter of Peter and 
Alice runs a dress shop in the Lower East 
Side of Manhattan which features vintage 
upper class clothing and she also designs 
clothing. Peter's son, David Machinist, 
completed his degree at McGill University 
and is pursuing additional course work 
studying Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan. 
The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree 
with the next generation 

I have reported on the whereabouts 
of Frank Bond in past issues. Frank's 
accomplishments have taken him to many 
exotic and interesting locations. He is a 
founding member of the board of directors 
and general counsel of The Peregrine 
Fund, the organization responsible for 
the recovery of the peregrine falcon in 
North America. He is president of the 
International Association for Falconry 
and Conservation of Birds of Prey, a 
Belgian International non-governmental 
organization, representing 70 member 
organizations in 48 nations. He served as 
general counsel for the North American 
Falconers Association from 1984-2009. 
Frank also performs governmental 
relations work with administrative 
agencies in Washington, D.C. and New 
Mexico, the United States Congress, and 
the New Mexico State Legislature. Mr. 
Bond is a fourth generation New Mexican. 
Somehow with all of this on Frank's plate 
he also manages a horse ranch in New 

Colin Studds and wife, Mary 
Lou report that "our health is okay as is 
extended family as both boys married this 
year. Mary Lou and I are happy to finally 
have two great girls in our family. All 
will be here for Christmas along with two 

Tim McNa I ly reported: "Domestically, 
my stepson Charlie Nicholson '97 did 
an English-speaking union in Wales, and 
is now in his second year at Vassar. His 
older sister, Sheileen, lives in Glens Falls, 
NY, works in a small museum, is engaged 

Ellen and Bob Snyder '62 

Charlie Pyne '62 and Ham Agnew '62 

Darrell Hamric '62 the Archaeologist 



to a marvelous guy named Owen Landry 
and will be married in October of 2010. 
Both are tall, lovely kids who regularly 
get asked if they are models or will 
model, causing people to look at me when 
I am with them as if this is a biological 
impossibility. Which, of course, it is. 

The best thing to happen to me, 
ironically, is my heart attack in '04 which 
led me to a rehab session and then to a 
gym at which I have been a faithful 
attendee ever since. To my amazement, 
free weight and cable machines can 
produce definition in a body that was 
rapidly approaching jellyfish status. I also 
meet and have a sort of gym camaraderie 
with state cops, prison guards, former 
convicts at the same institution, long-haul 
truck drivers, a variety of dealers from two 
casinos closer to the shore, to reference 
some of the more normal specimens. 

Maureen Nicholson continues her 
brutal commute to her landscape design 
business an hour to the south along the 
Connecticut shore where the money is. 
She uses that time for books on tape and 
hands-free cell phoning. 

My business selling abrasives, 
machinery and chemistry to 
manufacturers finished in fine shape in 
2008, but January '09 was 41 % below the 
prior January, causing to throw just about 
everything overboard in February '09. 
We have weathered the storm to date at 
reduced sales. I'm here at 7:30 a.m., but 
leave about 2 p.m., and have no desire 
to retire anytime soon; particularly not 
when I look at my younger brother who 
retired early from the feds and seems to 
spend his time going to doctors or waiting 
for home appliance repair people. At 2 
p.m. I go to the gym three days a week and 
do chores the other two which suits me 
absolutely fine. 

My Black Angus collection, shared 
with a neighbor, bloomed to eight this 
summer but is now down to four with 
our bull and two calves sold to others. 
We butchered the steer which was a 
very good experience for me giving me a 
great respect for how much hard labor is 
involved to produce hamburger. The steak 
and better cuts are easy." 

I have regular telephone contact with 
Ben Jameson, Tarbs, Morgan "MA" 
Mitchell, and less regularly Denny 
Golden. The bodies age, but the minds 
don't. Immature forever." 

John Tarbell has entered a new 
realm of parenthood now that his 
daughter, Liza, has entered boarding 
school. Liza is attending St. Andrews 
School in Delaware. Ann and John will 
be our link to what's happening in this 
new world of the internet with Facebook, 
Twitter, Wikipedia and the like. Can you 
imagine how these inventions would have 
impacted life for us 50 years ago? And we 
thought 1984 opened our eyes. 



Class Secretary needed 

Robert Mann is still selling real 
estate in Ft. Lauderdale and about to 
start collecting social security - help! I 
can't imagine my 50th around the corner. 
Bob Fullerton says: "Is Bene the only 
classmate still living? What about you 
Forbes? Or Peter? Or Terry? Or Jeff? Or 
"the Bobs" - Cate and Seagull? Having 
never been to one before, Bene is planning 
to attend the 50th Reunion and I guess I'll 
have to be there to push his wheelchair!" 
Cal Mackenzie continues to teach at 
Colby College where he is the Goldfarb 
Family Distinguished Professor of 
Government. His book, The Liberal Hour: 
Washington and the Politics of Change 
in the 1960s (with Robert Weisbrot) 
was one of three finalists for the 2009 
Pulitzer Prize in History. His next book, 
Now What?: Confronting and Resolving 
Ethical Questions will be published in 
January 2010. This is a book that Cal 
wrote with his wife, Sally, a professor of 
educational leadership at the University 
of Maine. Cal continues to lecture and 
consult widely on government and 
politics, but the most important events 
on his schedule are the times he spends 
with his three grandchildren. He and 
Sally will be moving in 2010 to a house 
they are building on land a block from the 
Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick, 
Maine. The land was once the location of 
a fraternity house where Cal lived when 
he was a student at Bowdoin 45 years ago. 
What goes around comes around . . . 

Peter C. Thomas 

600 Warren Road, Apt. 3-2F 

Ithaca, NY 14850-1809 


Lee Potter writes: "I continue 
as Rector of Christ Church, Leigh-on- 
Sea, Essex, which flies more flags than 
Westminster Abbey, and I am chairman 
of the Essex Branch of the Prayer 
Book Society. In 2008 I was appointed 
Dominion Research Officer and United 
Kingdom representative of the British 
Commonwealth Alliance in the Dominion 
of Canada which aims to promote, protect, 
and defend the Canadian monarchical 
system and British Commonwealth links." 




Kenneth A. Linberg 

6766B Del Playa Drive 

Isla Vista, CA 931 17-4910 



James T. Connolly, Jr. 

47 Green Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950-2646 


My wife, Grace, and I attended the 
annual holiday party at the Harvard 
Club in December. It was a splendid, 
well attended affair, at which a painting 
of David Williams at the blackboard was 
unveiled. The portrait, that was donated 
by a group which wished to honor David, 
will be hanging in the Cobb Room in 
Phillips. Several students played music 
for the gathering. The enthusiasm of the 
performers would have made the Lilly 

1966 Don and Robin Hudson 

brothers proud. 

I ran into John Bryer at the party. 
John has been married for 20 years to 
Diane Mantak and they have a son, 
Nick, who graduated from the University 
of Colorado (Go Buffs!) two years ago 
and in now working as a financial 
analyst in Boston. John has worked in 
architecture for the past 34 years. He 
is currently involved in corporate and 
education projects for a mid-sized Boston 
architectural firm, DiMella Shaffer, 
and enjoys projects that are pursuing 
sustainable design - a particular interest 
of his. John says he would love to hear 
from anyone in our class in the greater 
Boston area. Dave Oliker writes that 
his son, Joe, who spent a year at The 
Governor's Academy, recently graduated 
from Case Western Reserve Law School 
and is engaged to a fellow Case Western 
law school graduate who is practicing in 
Columbus, OH. He has already passed 
the New York bar exam and is studying 
for the Ohio bar. Dave is still President 
and CFO of MVP Health Care, which has 
expanded into New Hampshire and is the 
fastest growing health insurance company 
in that state. Dave thanks Scott Brown 
and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
for the wakeup call. Roy Hope notes that 
he is still working as a general surgeon 
in private practice. Jon Whitmore 
writes that he and his wife, Wade, now 
have six wonderful grandchildren. Ford 
Schumann writes that 20 inches of snow 
shut down his area for a week and for 
many people for two weeks. His recycling 
organization, Infinity Recycling, couldn't 
collect for a full week and when he finally 
got going many of his customers hadn't 
been dug out yet. He is confident this 
snowfall would not have been a problem 
for TGA above the Mason-Dixon Line. 
Ford is still playing a lot of golf, usually all 
through winter which is not the case this 
year. He played with Scott Magrane 
last year while his son was checking out 

Washington College. Ford's wife, Marilee, 
is making and teaching pottery and 
sculpture, and his son and daughter both 
live nearby, which is wonderful. Ford has 
been playing a bit of guitar with different 
groups as fund raisers in coffee houses. He 
also runs an open mic in the community 
theater. Finally, Don Hudson emailed 
the following note: "Had total hip 
replacement surgery in January. I thought 
that was only for 'old guys,' until two men 
in their forties from my office had the 
surgery last year. Even though I'm the ripe 
old age of 61, my surgeon still referred to 
me as (get this) 'a young guy like you.' 
(He can be my doctor ANY time!) I'm in 
physical therapy, now, learning how to 
walk again. As of this writing, it's been 
five weeks since the surgery, and they tell 
me I'll be dancing soon. I'll have to take 
their word for that; things are still hurting 
pretty much 24/7. I was encouraged to 
keep a journal of my experience, which 
I did on It's complete 
with photos that might be of interest to 
others who have had the surgery or are 
thinking about it. Check me out and leave 
a note in my Guestbook at http://www. 
caringbridge. org/visit/donhudson. " 

That's it until fall. Please take time 
this spring and summer to produce a 
photograph to send along with your notes. 


Bennett H. Beach 

7207 Denton Road 

Bethesda, MD 20814-2335 


Amidst rumors that Dick Boucher 

has left Ft. Myers to return to the Quaker 
State, Mike Miles reports that he is 
about to keep our Florida roster at four. As 
soon as he can sell his house in Hyannis, 
he is headed south. "Anyone can steal it 

Mac Barnes '67 and Headmaster Emeritus 
Peter Bragdon have similar styles 

Songwriter, guard, and tie-guy Ted Dix 

'67 continues his research on parents and 

their children as an associate professor of 

human development and family sciences 

at the University of Texas 

for $185,000, and you can print that," 
says Mike. Bob Bass reports that Fort 
Worth had its first white Christmas in 80 
years: "It was really beautiful. Christmas 
Eve we skated in a 4-wheel drive to the 
midnight church service. As for work, 
other than my day job of private equity,, I have been 
working on an airplane, www.aerioncorp. 
com." Jeff Wood is ghost-writing a 
book about a detective who infiltrated 
the Lucchese crime family by making 
friends with an informant, which brought 
his career to an abrupt halt. "It's a true 
story," says Jeff, "except for some of the 
embellishments. The book's coming along 
nicely, albeit slowly, as working full-time 
puts a crimp in the free time." Bill Alfond 
was in Vancouver for the Olympics, taking 
a particular interest in the biathlon since 
he was on the committee that determined 
the U.S. representatives. Then he was 
off to Ft. Myers to see the Red Sox play 
a couple of Grapefruit League games. But 
neither trip matched up to seeing his first 
grandchild, Yael, born to his daughter 
Kenden in Geneva, Switzerland. His old 
golfing pal, Rick Jensen, reports from 
Oklahoma that he spent a lot of his winter 
dealing with ice. "I have to break the ice 
of the farm pond so the cows can drink. 
I never thought I would be doing that 40 
years ago." If spring ever arrives, Rick 
may help the high school golf team again. 

Yet another golfer, Gardner Sisk, 
spent some of his winter hitting balls in 
Florida. "I wish we were so busy at work 
that I could feel guilty about my trips 
south," he says. Stanley Greenberg 
says, "I'm entering this decade with hope 
that by the end of it, I'll be able to retire!" 
His family made it down to the Big Apple 
in December to catch Garrison Keillor 
and his radio show "A Prairie Home 
Companion" live at Town Hall. 

Don Congdon is living in Dover, 
NH and recently extended his lease for 
another year. "I am also looking for 
a new girl," he wrote. Doug Curtis' 
daughter Lindsay '97 has been promoted 
to VP at Blackrock, Inc., London, and 
is engaged to a Scot she met over there. 
Younger daughter Virginia was recruited 
away from Juicy Couture and is now a 
department manager for Barneys New 
York in White Plains, NY. As of mid- 
January, Doug was not impressed by 
the health care legislation inching its 
way through Congress. He thinks that 
individuals should make decisions about 
health insurance, just as they do with 



other types of insurance. High-flying 
racquetballer Sid Bird spends some of 
his spare time working on old vehicles, 
sometimes with his son, Michael. "We 
got my mother's 1966 Buick Skylark 
convertible started after three years in 
the barn," he said. Michael, now 16, is 
driving but likes small wheels, too: He 
took second place in his first skateboard 
contest. There's not much skateboarding 
for Lew Rumford these days, but once 
he gets used to his new knee, he may be 
back up on wheels. Lew had a great trip 
to Alaska last summer, and as of press 
time he was in Florida resting up after 
the Big Dig: Washingtonians' efforts to 
shovel out from under 35 inches of snow. 
The next trip is to China this spring. He 
and Fran have two daughters working 

there. Anne-Marie Laverty is a central 

poll supervisor for Elections Canada and is 
helping restore Stanley Park in Vancouver, 
which took a beating during a 2006 wind 
storm. Recently she rediscovered her 
GDA lacrosse stick, restored the pocket, 
and began using it to throw balls to a 
friend's border collie. Anne Marie is even 
teaching the dog Latin. 

In February Rich Brayton and Mardi 
headed down from the Bay Area to San 
Miguel de Allende in Mexico for some sun 
and R and R, including fishing. "I hesitate 
to refer to San Miguel as a Mexican 
destination," Rich said, "because the 
population is largely gringo — more an 
extension of LA perhaps." As of press 
time, Bill Haggerty was mapping out 
a late-March trip to South Florida to 
get a look at his first grandchild: Caylee 
Anne. Bill reports: "I intend to take a 
week or so off -and maybe take in a few 
late spring training games. (Did I ever 
mention that my daughter has terrific 
timing?)" And we have another brand 
new grandfather: David Marsh. Amelia 
made her grand entry on February 16. 
David's still bouncing between Zambia, 
Uganda, Nicaragua, and Guatemala, 

trying to prevent unnecessary child death 
from pneumonia, malaria and diarrhea. 
His pharmacist wife, Christie, inspired by 
Mac Barnes went to Haiti to help staff a 
50-bed hospital in Leogane, which was at 
the quake's epicenter. "We are scrambling 
to spruce up the house before we downsize 
into a smaller unit next town over," 
writes Paul Hemmerich from Hollis, 
NH. "Work has picked up after an awful 
2009." Paul did less skiing this winter but 
hopes to be on his bike a lot during the 
spring. Bill Dougherty is looking for 
the next great job, and his Beijing-based 
son Andrew suggests he teach business 
English to Chinese executives. Bill's also 
considering co-authoring a book about 
"the non-Wall Street side of the financial 
crisis." His other far-flung children live in 
Seattle, Charlotte, and Rochester. Wayne 
Noel made another pilgrimage to 
Cooperstown in September and finally got 
to see the Jim Rice plaque. Shortly after 
his return to New Hampshire, he joined 
the crowded ranks of the unemployed. But 
he has cut expenses; at Thanksgiving he 
gave up cigarettes. 

Good old Dan Morgan is doing his 
bit to help the airlines edge back toward 
profitability. So far this year he has taken 
two business trips to Asia, a three-week 
pleasure trip with Mayo to check out 
Egypt and Jordan, and a couple of trips to 
Florida. Jeff Harris says, "I'm finding the 
Olympics and the opportunity to witness 
unusual sporting endeavors a welcome 
respite from the global socio-economic 
nightmare. Most of my excitement these 
days rests in grandfatherly activities - 
from the HP exhibit at the Museum of 
Science to skating, sledding, and perhaps 
a ski day or two." The Washington Post 
named Ben Beach's daughter Emily the 
Washington-area high school field hockey 
player of the decade. She graduated in 
2001 and went on to be an All-American 
at the University of Maryland and now 
coaches at Georgetown. 


Daniel C. Look 

3287 Whitfield Drive 

Marietta, GA 30062-1285 


Last September, Jim and Susan 
Rudolph received the Dr. Bennett I. 
Solomon Community Leadership 
Award from the Cohen Hillel Academy 
in Marblehead. The event honoring 
the Rudolphs included attendance at a 
showing of the Jersey Boys in Boston. 
Sharon and I joined a couple of hundred 
others in honoring all that the Rudolphs 
have done for this premier North Shore 
school. Cohen Hillel Academy is a K-8 
independent day school that creates 
critical thinkers with a lifelong foundation 
for learning, leadership, responsibility 
and respect for self and others through 
an academically challenging and socially 
inspiring program grounded in Judaism. 
Jim and Susan's three children are 
graduates and testaments to the school's 
effectiveness. To quote the invitation to 
the event: "Susan and Jim have contributed 
their time, expertise, leadership and 
resources to the Cohen Hillel Academy 
and to many other organizations and 
institutions in Greater Boston, including 
the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish 
Rehabilitation Center, The Governor's 
Academy, Make a Wish Foundation, Camp 
Kingswood, and the Town of Swampscott. 
As individuals and as a couple, Susan 
and Jim are committed to the value of 
tikkun olam (healing the world). They are 
respected for their work ethic, dedication 
to the causes that they support, and 
courage to do the right thing - regardless 
of consequences." Jim continues to do 
us proud. Charlie Johnson informs us 
that he "must live a fairly boring life - 
no unusual or exciting events. I coached 
Spencer on his school's Academic Team 
for the second consecutive year to a fourth 
place finish in a competition involving 
the middle schools from four counties. 
We should have done better but the main 
challenge is getting four sixth grade boys 
to focus all at the same time. It gives me a 
greater appreciation for what our teachers 
faced in dealing with the likes of us for 
four years. Laura, Spencer and I will be 
on Cape Cod in July again and would 
love to host another gathering of '68s 
like we had last summer. Lastly, a wish to 
all for a great 2010 blessed with success 

and good health - not a given considering 
our attained age." Marc Tucker has also 
added to the luster of the boys of '68. On 
November 13, Marc was inducted into 
The Governor's Academy Athletic Hall 
Of Fame. There was a wonderful dinner 
and induction ceremony Friday evening, 
unveiling of the plaques on Saturday and 
then we all stood in the rain to watch the 
Belmont Hill game. Marc was one of five 
inductees. I was able to make it up for 
the ceremony on Friday evening, joining 
classmates Ted Nahil, Tom Jacobs, CF 
Spang and Bill Degen Friday evening. The 
following is the proclamation of Marc's 
and induction: 

Marc Tucker, Class of 1968. Marc 
earned three varsity letters in football, 
two in basketball and three in track and 
field. He was known for his combination 
of talent, tenacity and leadership ability. 
In football, he was co-captain and MVP 
earned AU-ISL and All-New England 
honors and set single game records for 
carries and yards gained as a running 
back. In basketball, he was the team's 
defensive stalwart and leading rebounder. 
In track and field, he was co-captain 
and team MVP. As a senior, he won the 
New England Championship title in the 
discus and placed second in the shot put. 
At Commencement, he was awarded the 
Goodwin Athletic Prize as the Academy's 
top male athlete. Marc went on to compete 
in track and field at Princeton for three 
seasons - throwing the discus, hammer 
and 35-lb weight. Marc has been an active 
organizer and supporter of local youth 
sports programs and is the founding 
chairman of the Academy's Athletic Hall 
of Fame Committee. 

Dan Look, a classmate and football 
team mate of Marc's said this about him: 
"His success as a football player is really 
attributable to his offensive line - Coach 
Anderson could have walked through 
the holes that we made for Marc on his 
dashing, slashing runs. Seriously though, 
he was a great runner. And what I really 

came to respect about his running was 
that he would have just run over an 
opponent and gained 6, 10 or 20 yards, 
then he'd walk back to the huddle like it 
was no big deal, as if he expected to do 
that - which he did. He had the ability 
to do the exceptional day to day. That 
attitude made our team play harder. Every 
play was 150%. I remember a Belmont 
Hill game and Coach said regardless of 
win or lose don't leave any regrets on the 
field. Marc led us that day - we ended in 
a tie but we played our best game of the 
season and didn't have any regrets. He 
was a great leader. He was deliberate 
about executing to the highest standard 
day after day. There is no secret to Marc's 
success as a leader and captain and, to this 
day, he demonstrates through his actions 
and style an authenticity of character 
that draws others to follow his lead and 

I am honored to induct Marc Tucker 
into The Governor's Academy Athletic 
Hall of Fame. 

Jonathan Williams, Winsor 
White and I met at a Longmont, CO 
coffee house on January 12, 2010. 

Who knew we lived so close? 

Art Veasey has supplied us with 
a poem from JBO (John B. Ogden). Art 
writes, "I love it. I might share this with a 
couple of 68ers if you don't mind. Hockey 
on the Ingham Bowl was before my time 
but when I lived in Farmhouse we were 
routinely rousted from our early morning 
beds and given shovels to clear the snow 
from the ice surface at the then unnamed 
and uncovered hockey rink. Such was the 
lot for underclassmen." 

Love of the Game 

My English teacher colleague and un- 
appointed mentor A. Macdonald Murphy, 
A. B. Harvard College, used to say that the 
ice hockey players he coached were not 
among the brightest of his students. 

Why else would they practice and play 
on pond ice or frozen, flooded meadow 
during weather in which some days wind 

chill could drop way down to zero? 

"For that," Mac said, "I love them 

The flooded meadow was Ingham 
Bowl. See page 128 of Governor Dummer 
Academy History for the construction 
by students during vacations of this 
temporary rink. Would it happen now? 


I received the following note from 
Elliott O'Reilly: "Dan, not much is new 
here in St. Louis. I did spend many hours 
on the phone and computer this winter 
volunteering on two different campaigns. 
First, I contacted everyone who came to 
mind to help raise money for the Sacred 
Heart Hospital in Milot, Haiti. I thank 
everyone who may have decided to help 
them. Because of the strong St. Louis 
ties to the hospital we saw quite a few 
amazing news stories and interviews with 
local doctors who volunteered there and 
about the work being done there. I will 
be continuing to support them. I also 
spent a number of days on the phone to 
Massachusetts campaigning for Scott 
Brown in the possibly futile hope that 
breaking the super majority could return 
some semblance of bi-partisanship to our 
government. BTW, now that I'm over 
60, be sure to remind me about our next 
reunion or I'm likely to forget it (seems 
we can forget our home or email address 
as well)!" 

Rick Schiess has just started 
restoring an old Boston Whaler Nauset 
for next summer. What year? 1968 of 
course! Maybe he'll have it ready and 
moored on the Parker River for our 2013 

Josh Bums and I shot emails back 
and forth extracting class notes from him. 
His reply: "Thanks for the notoriety - you 
know it's always fun taking pot shots at 
you, even over the class notes website, and 
frankly, who deserves those shots more 
than you? As they say, Grande Dan.' All's 
well here in 'snowy' New Jersey. Not sure 
I signed up for this recent arctic blast; 
to think I used to like the cold weather, 
even enjoying those nighttime practices 
on the outdoor rink with the wind 
howling and the puck chipping from the 
cold when it hit the post. Does anybody 
else remember the arguments whether 
a goal was a goal if the puck chipped on 
the post and only 99.9 % of it entered the 
net? I still think it s not a goal unless 
the entire puck crosses the line (unless, 
of course, my side is the one scoring)! 
Speaking of remembrances and the cold, 



every day I ponder how time flies as we 
approach this more advanced stage of life. 
Hell, I'll be 60 in a few days (surprisingly, 
I feel better than I have in years; I guess 
I better watch out now that I've said that 
and probably jinxed myself). While I may 
be 60 chronologically, I still "think" many 
years younger. I hope the rest of you do, 
too! I believe that's the ticket to good 
things in life. Well, it's less than three 
years to our next 'official' GDA reunion, 
and I for one am already looking forward 
to it. In the meantime my best to all, and 
even to you, too, Dan." 

During a recent Annual Fund 
phonathon at the Academy, Charles S. 
Johnson, III shared with Marc Tucker, 
Art Veasey, Steve Robinson and 
Billy Degan that he and his family will 
once again host a Class of '68 Kentucky 
barbeque this summer on Cape Cod at his 
Chatham summer home. Charles expects 
the event to take place sometime between 
July 5 and 17, 2010. Last year's event 
received rave reviews from all participants. 
As the summer nears, additional details 
will be forthcoming, most likely by e-mail. 
Stay connected. 

That pretty well wraps it up for the 
Class of '68. Rumor has it that Mitchell 
is moving here to Georgia, something in 
the press about a carpetbagger. I continue 
to be busy and am looking forward to the 
traditional "southern spring;" although as I 
write these notes, it's snowing. I'm looking 
forward to May when my daughter receives 
her pin completing nursing school. As you 
come to Atlanta, keep in touch and stay 
with us. Godspeed '68. 


Jeffrey L Gordon 

Slocum, Gordon & Co. 

39 Mill Street 

Newport, Rl 02840-3016 

401 849-5893 

Jack Connelly writes: "My wife and 
I spent a week in June in southern Utah 
celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. 
We had a wonderful time hiking and 
taking in the gorgeous scenery in Bryce 
and Zim National Parks. We realized we 
hadn't been away together by ourselves 
since before our 23-year old son was born. 
It was such a great time that we've decided 
to try it again." 

In February, Tim Tenney celebrated 

his 60th birthday with a bash in Vail. I 
hope we can get photos for the next issue. 
Nat Follansbee, President of Browning 
Associates, has been hired again as an 
outside consultant to The Governor's 
Academy's Board of Trustees as plans 
move forward for our 250th anniversary 
in 2013. Because of other school 
responsibilities at Loomis Chaffee where 
he had worked for so many years, Nat 
was unable to get back to campus for quite 
some time. Now that he has been doing 
work for the Board, and with our reunion 
last spring, Nat says he loves being back 
in Byfield on his frequent trips. Great to 
have you back Nat! 




Terry E. Nolan 

4377 Briers Way 
Stone Mountain, 
GA 30083-6209 
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Well, it's 2010 and the class of 1970 
has made it through to the big 4-0! As 
we approach the class reunion in June, 
interest in how our classmates are doing 
has picked up. I hope that most of you 
will be able to make it to the reunion 
in Byfield. In the last few months I've 
heard from a few of you. Don Barkin 
dropped in via post card to say that he 
has published his first full collection of 
poems titled, That Dark Lake. Don's book 
was published by Antim House Books in 
August. I bought my copy from Amazon. 
As evidenced by his postcard and his 
poetry, Don's still succinctly wry and to 
the point. "About the author" in Don's 
book reveals that he is the author of two 
poetry chapbooks. A former newspaper 
reporter, he is currently a teacher at high 
school and writing seminars for various 
prestigious universities. Don lives with 
his wife, Maggie, and daughter Eve in 
New Haven, CT Jeff Brown writes 
from West Virginia that it's been several 
years since Jeff has visited New England 
in the winter. Jeff remembers the snow 
in 1969 (See's note: My first winter out 
of the south and the snow was above 
my dorm room window). Jeffs daughter 
Molly is in her second year in an MBA 
program at Boston University and has 
invited Jeff and his wife Patti up to Boston 
for a few days to visit New Hampshire 
and maybe ski a day or two. Jeff wants 
to know who's talking like they might 

come back for the 40th reunion? Jeff can't 
believe it's been that long! From across 
the Atlantic, Still man Davis writes 
that he and Mary are still enjoying life in 
Gloucestershire, watching the birds head 
in to their evening feed at the Wildfowl 
and Wetland Trust in Slimbridge, walking 
with their Dalmatians in the fields round 
about, enjoying their friends they have 
made as they show their dogs. A litter last 
year produced a pup which has done very 
well and that has gladdened their hearts, 
especially as the owners have become 
friends as well. Sadly, Stillman will not 
be able to make the reunion, and writes 
that "I dearly would love to hear some 
of the stories of life in the forty years of 
meantime. I hope to hear from you, or any 
of the class, especially if you were to find 
yourself here in England." 

Henry Eaton is looking forward to 
our 40th reunion in June and hopes that 
many of our classmates will make the 
trip. "It is hard to believe that so many 
years have gone by. It would be wonderful 
to reconnect with so many of the guys, 
most of whom have not seen each other 
or the campus since graduation." Henry 
is fortunate to have regular contact with 
the school, the faculty and students. 
Both of Henry's children are now alums 
(Brooke '03 and Perry '08). Henry 
writes: "Governor's Academy remains an 
outstanding, very special place. I urge all 
members of the great Class of '70 to come 
back in June to experience for themselves 
the magic of the oldest boarding school 
in America." Ron Latham has written 
twice, in fairness to Ron I've consolidated 
them here. Ron sends his greetings from 
Western Massachusetts where life really 
is good. Ron's been very happily married 
for 33 years to Kay, his sweetheart from 
senior year at GDA. Kay and Ron had 
their third grandchild in October 2009, 
when Ron's youngest son Justin and his 
wife had a baby. Ron aggrieves that at least 
this one is close by, only an hour away, as 
opposed to his two other grandchildren 
who are on the west coast, which makes it 
difficult to do the grandparental bonding 
and spoiling. Ron's been director of the 
public library for the City of Pittsfield for 
17 years where he was able to get some 
library renovations completed about a 
year ago just before the economy tanked. 
However, the recession has wreaked havoc 
on public services, and Ron's operating 
budget is no exception. Last August, Ron 
reported sitting at work, with the air 
conditioning not working, the inside air 

temperature at 80 + degrees, and staff and 
visitors fussing. Quoting Ron: "I think just 
how much worse it could be. My oldest 
son Adam, a captain in the Army, has been 
deployed to Afghanistan (since the day 
after Fathers' Day) where it's 120 degrees 
during the day, and he has to wear some 
45 pounds of body armor. And people are 
shooting at him! So while I think I can 
deal with the 80 degree heat and other 
minor personal discomforts, putting up 
with the fussiness of others during the 
deployment I confess can be tiresome. 
This, too, shall pass." Ron additionally 
reported in January 2010 that his son 
Adam was scheduled to return home (Ft. 
Lewis, WA) from deployment in Spin 
Buldak, Afghanistan. While deployed, he 
was awarded another Bronze Star Medal. 
His first came while deployed in Iraq a 
few years ago. Given his inability to talk 
about what he does while deployed, we are 
anxious to hear what that was all about." 
Tom Turner has retired from teaching 
and doing a fair amount of stuff around 
Portland, OR. Tom plays golf once a week, 
volunteers at Habitat for Humanity once 
a week and usually gets on the road bike 
a couple of times a week to train for some 
week long rides in the upcoming summer. 
Tom's oldest boy is getting married this 
summer in Minneapolis and then he 
and wife Priscilla will make their way 
to the 40th reunion in Byfield. Randy 
Whitney writes that he and his wife 
Joan sold their house in Concord, MA and 
moved to West Newbury, MA, about 20 
minutes from the Academy; in the three 
years since moving to West Newbury they 
have visited GDA at least twice. Randy 
writes: "I know I think about returning 
more often than that; life seems to get in 
the way. I will not miss, however, our 40th 
coming up this June. I hope to see many 
of you then." Randy also writes: "My 
33rd year in the paper manufacturing 

business just began last month. Business 
is tough, declining rapidly due to many 
factors, like electronic communication. 
HA! I write this letter on my computer 
..." Joan is Director of Substance Abuse 
in the Health Department in the City 
of Gloucester, MA. Their daughter, 
Catherine '01, is in her fourth year at 
Ernst and Young in Boston as a financial 
manager. Just when Randy thought that 
tuition payments might be at an end, other 
family expenses arise on the horizon as 
Catherine announced this summer that 
she and her long time beau were to be 
married this coming August. Son, Alex 
'05 graduated from Dickinson College this 
past spring and is working as an intern for 
Nuance Corporation in Boston, a speech 
recognition company. Randy trusts that 
some of this sounds familiar to some of 
you. Randy looks forward to hearing your 
business and family stories at our 40th 
Reunion in June. 

As for your class secretary, 2009 has 
been a tumultuous year, as our classmates 
have reported. 

Both of my sons have spent most of 
their time out of the country feet on the 
ground in Iraq or flying from off a large 
haze grey ship on the other side of the 
world. Great news - my oldest son (like 
Ron's who never talks about what he 
does on deployment) was home long 
enough between deployments to ensure 
that his wife was able to announce their 
expectancy (our first grandchild) who 
will be born in May 2010. Of course, after 
returning from Iraq, they were transferred 
to Fairbanks, AK last month. Do you know 
how far it is from Atlanta to Fairbanks? 
Despite all of the bumps in 2009, hearing 
all the anticipation about a 40th reunion 
has made 2010 get off to a great start. 
Keep sending in those postcards. Attend 
the reunion. 


James S. Fleming 

9 Red Coat Lane 

Redding, CT 06896-1 623 


David Lampert, Jr. 

7 Nortons Point 

Manchester, MA 01944-1432 


Sixteen of us plus spouses got together 
at P.J. Clark's "Sidecar" in Manhattan on 
December 14, 2009. It was a memorable 
evening. We heard from all sorts of 
classmates who could not be present, 
including Warren Ross who sent his 
best to all from Puerto Rico where he was 
on holiday with his wife. John Capron 
sent over from Hawaii a box of his music 
CDs for all of the attendees which was 
much appreciated. RuSS Ethridge won 
the award for having traveled the farthest 
to make the event. No one can remember 
what the award was. Jim Page wrote to 
say that he and Jim Pinfold were trying 
to make it to the event. We will try again. 
John Etnier checked in to say hello. 
Check out his website at www.studiodual. 
com. Is there a connection there with Mr. 
Blair's experimental music class in 1971 
when John was wailing on the Moog 
synthesizer? Peter Richardson advises 
that he became a grandfather on January 
6, 2010 when William Brant Richardson 
was born. Well done, Peter! Mark 
Nickerson wrote to say that he's raised 
three daughters and lives in Amherst, 
MA, where he has a psychotherapy 
clinic that also gives training on a wide 
range of offerings. Scott Collins says 
hello to all. He recently attended the 
American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall 
convention. Check out to get an 

Headmaster Emeritus Peter Bragdon visits 
with Mike Fish 71 in Syracuse 

Mary-Pat Northrup, Peter Alfond 71, Coach 

MacPherson, Ted Northrup 71, Ted Alfond, 

Mike Fish 71 and Marion Fish (Ted Northrup's 

cousin.) reuniting at the Carrier Dome in 

Syracuse, NY 

From left to right all in 71 : Mike Fish, Gig 

Barton, Michael Hoover, Peter Richardson, 

Rick Nietsch, Russ Ethridge, Mark Fraser, Ellis 

Withington, James Fleming, John dayman, 

Andrew Nelson, Ted Northrup, Rick Barrett, Dave 

Shove, Sill Phippen, Stephen Connelly 

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idea of this amazing group of scientists. 
Dave Lampert checks in from Norway, 
Colorado, and Massachusetts, etc. Can 
you spare me some of your frequent flier 
miles, Dave? Finally, there is a strong 
rumor of a summer/fall get together at 
Dave Shove's place in Maine." 


Geoffrey A. Durham 

504 Roosevelt Drive 

Libertyville, IL 60048-3120 


Sarah (Ewell) Smith, writes that 
after reading in The Archon a few years 
ago that Jim Whitmore, had a place on 
Kezar Lake, I kept an eye out for him, 
but no sightings. My husband and I have 
two camps on Kezar, one we rent out 
and since I am the chambermaid, we are 
there most weekends. I finally contacted 
Jim this summer and he sounded great; 
we hope to get our families together on 
the lake soon. After three years working 
with the volunteer-based AARP/IRS/ 
Tax-aide program (a free e-filing for 
low-middle income clients), I became 
an instructor and finally had to do some 
public speaking and survived! It is a 
great service and I really enjoy working 
with the staff. Chris Swenson, '72 
writes: "Life is fine in Seattle, my wife, 
Abigail, and I just became empty-nesters. 
Our daughter is about to graduate 
from HHHarvard! And our son just 
started at the University of Oregon. 
I'm still teaching at Seattle University 
and touring my school show locally, up 
in Canada and making arrangements 
to visit International schools in Japan 
next year. I've reconnected with some 
of our classmates (Jud Crook, Jack 

Halloran, Jim Irving) on, yes, 
Facebook. Folks can see my "work" on 
the web at I've attached 
a photo of me doing the 'Dead-Bird 

Bill Duryea, '72 (actually his wife 
Brenda) responded I just wanted to let 
you know that our daughter, Kelsey '12, 
is a sophomore at TGA (fka GDA). She 
was on the varsity field hockey team that 
just won the NEPSAC Championship 
against Thayer Academy, 2-1. Kelsey 
scored the tying goal to send it into OT 
She loves being at TGA and has always 
wanted to go there since she was little 
and came with us to my class reunions. 
She will be a 2012 graduate and we'll 
share reunion years together in our 
coming years. Phil Zenner writes I've 
attached a recent picture, and here's a 
blurb for the Spring issue: "Phil and his 
wife Cynthia live in Atlanta, where Phil 
creates learning courses and sits on the 
Board of MDI (a men's self-improvement 
and community service organization). 
Phil loves wandering around the woods 
with a camera, and sometimes sells his 
nature photography. 

Things are going fine in the Durham 
household. My wife, Jana, still is heavily 
involved volunteering for the Girl Scouts. 
The Spring Camporee is the latest event 
that is keeping her busy. Our daughter, 
Andrea, is working and, now, only 
partially living at home. Her boyfriend 
used the first time buyer's credit to buy 
a townhouse so she spends a lot of time 
there when not working. I keep busy in 
the local ER two days a week. My father 
passed last fall at 89, but still spend 
time helping Mom who is 87. I've been 
attending the Northwestern University 
basketball games, as in the past. A 
frustrated alum of a traditionally pathetic 
program. Retirement is great. Looking 
forward to teeing it up this spring when 

all this blessed snow finally melts. Keep 
those cards and e-mails coming - Geoff. - with your news 


Ian B. Chisholm 

140 Catkin Drive 

South Burlington, VT 05403-3002 


After getting blasted with 33 inches 
of snow, I'm scrambling to finish our 
class notes prior to tomorrow's deadline. 
Fortunately, it won't take long as I haven't 
heard much from anyone. Somehow, the 
picture of Dave Metcalf's daughter, 
Maggie, was omitted from the fall edition 
and I want to apologize for that. You'll 
find the photo nearby. 

Bill O'Leary writes, "Hope all 
is well, come visit us in California. 
Everything is good here, two boys in 
college on the east coast who we miss 
but still one daughter in high school here 
at home. I'm still at Morgan Stanley- 
30 years. I see Phil Bouchard in San 
Francisco from time to time. He's doing 
great- very successful technology career. 
All the best, Buck." It was great to hear 
from you Buck, tell Phil to write too. I 
just finished reading Game Six, by Mark 
Frost, a great book about the 1975 World 
Series. I remember being at B.U. and 
sticking my head out of my girlfriend's 
dorm room and hearing the crowd roar 
when Fisk hit the home run. Her dorm 
was nearly two miles from Fenway. I even 
read the acknowledgments at the end of 
the book and was pleasantly surprised to 
see our classmate John Blake's name 
listed (not Bloke). I emailed John at the 
Texas Rangers and he confirmed that it 
was indeed he who assisted Mark Frost. 

Paitoon 74 family at Bangkok reception 

Susan 74 and Samara Link 

Paitoon family at British museum 

I attended Gary Haselton's daughter's 
wedding this past fall, it was held 
outdoors at his house on Malletts Bay 
on Lake Champlain - a beautiful setting. 
Hillary Haselton was also beautiful, and 
Gary was one proud father. 

Sandy Keyes is retiring in June and I 
want to thank her for all of her help in 
preparing our class notes and keeping all 
of the class secretaries on task. Sandy, 
you've done a wonderful job and best 
wishes in your retirement. 

Well, that's about it. I just retired from 
the insurance industry after 30 years, 
and have done nothing but shovel snow 
for the first four days. However, it still 
beats working in the insurance industry. 
And that would be true even if it wasn't 
snow that I was shoveling. 


Pamela Jo McElroy Toner 

223 Riverside Drive 

Fairfield, CT 06824-6930 


While we don't have a lot of notes 
from classmates, the ones we received are 
lengthy. Thank you to those who took the 
time to update us. 

Paitoon Maneepairoj is busy 
with his four children; his daughter, 
Pavinee will graduate from medical 
school in March. His son, Petoon will 
follow suit next year. They're both in 
the joint program between University of 
Notthingham, UK, and Srinakarinwirot 
University. Park, his third son, will 
complete his undergraduate studies at 
Imperial College in London in Material 
Science. His fourth son is in seventh grade 
7. Congratulations to their successes! 

Susan Link has resurfaced after 
35 years and writes "I've been married 
and divorced I've worked for NASA, 
McKinsey & Company, and 20th Century 

David Metcalf's '73 daughter Maggie 







Fox while jumping from London to NY to 
LA to Sydney then back to the east coast. 
And must officially be the oldest mom in 
the class with my soon to be three-year 
old daughter, Samara, who I adopted from 
Vietnam in 2007. And just to complicate 
things further I'm an illustrator now, 
trading in long hours, money and 
adventure for long hours, pennies and the 
promise of the empty page." Susan lives in 
Weston and looks forward to hearing from 
fellow classmates. 

Keep sending me your e-mails so that 
we can keep in touch more often. And 
don't forget to "friend" me on Facebook! 




Pamela D. Pandapas 

202 Central Street 

Rockland, MA 02370-4718 


Happy New Year to everyone! 
I hope you all had a great holiday season 
and are enjoying the winter. I, for one, 
have had some great skiing days. And 
I am currently enjoying the Winter 
Olympics. But I am also very much 
looking forward to spring and summer. 
Specifically, I am looking forward to seeing 
you all at the 35th reunion. I hope you all 
are making your plans early. It should be 
a lot of fun. Meanwhile, here is what is 
going on with some of our classmates: 

Gretchen Huff smith and Cheryl 
are eagerly awaiting the release of their 
property from the foreclosure court and 
the subsequent closing on March 3, 2010. 
That is an important date for Gretchen 
and to have this momentous occasion 
coincide with that date will make it all 
the more special. We will be looking 
forward to hearing all about the plans for 
the Bed and Breakfast when we see you 
at the reunion. Judy Abbott Tamposi 
is back in touch. She writes that she has 
been happily married for 21 years to 
Mike. They have three daughters together 
and Judy is stepmom to Mike's two sons 
and she is also a step grandmother (!) to 
a 5-year old girl and to a 15-month old 
boy. Judy still enjoys skiing, horseback 
riding, swimming, and had put in some 
time as a golf pro years ago. You can find 
Judy and her family in Hollis, NH or at 
their summer home on Moody Beach 
in Wells, ME. You can also find Judy on 
Facebook. She is going to try to make it 

to the reunion, schedule permitting. She 
says it will be great to see the crew again. 
Leslie Ann Abbott is also on Facebook. 
I am fortunate enough to have caught up 
with the twins. Leslie writes that after 
attending a two year secretarial/liberal 
arts program at Katherine Gibbs in Boston 
she spent some time in Spain. She had 
considered making it her home, in fact. 
But instead, she spent some time working 
for a law firm in Hilton Head Island before 
moving to Florida and taking classes 
at UCF But it was her final move back 
to New Hampshire and taking a job at a 
construction firm that shaped the rest of 
her story. She reconnected with a man she 
had known years before, dated for four 
years and subsequently married. They 
just celebrated 25 years of marriage last 
June. She has two sons, a daughter, and a 
stepson. Her stepson, Ben lives in northern 
California; her oldest son, Chris, is in San 
Diego; son, Alex, graduates this year from 
Bradley University in Peoria, IL; and 
her daughter is a freshman at Plymouth 
State in NH and visits often. Leslie has 
made her home in a small New Hampshire 
town for 22 years and for the past four 
years has worked as sister Judy's personal 
assistant. With her organizational 
skills and Judy's hectic schedule, they 
have a wonderfully symbiotic working 
relationship that also allows for a close 
familial one, too. Leslie also cares for 
her blind cocker spaniel, three cats, and 
a bird. And to illustrate what a small 
world it is, Les' father-in-law and brother- 
in-law are part of the GDA family. 
She managed to touch base with Brit 
Babcock a year or so ago. Brit lives in 
California and was at that time in real 
estate in Laguna Beach. Her family is 
still in Maine and the last Leslie heard, 
Brit visits in the summer. And Leslie also 
saw Terri Williams about two years ago 
working at The Oar House in Portsmouth, 
NH. She was, at the time, spending some 
time with her parents who also make their 
home there. She hasn't seen or heard from 
Terri since then but we can only hope 
that we hear from her or see her at the 
reunion. Leslie says she is going to try 
to make the reunion, too. See you then, 
Les. Lisa Johnson is still at Brookwood 
and is active with the planning committee 
for the reunion at TGA. She stays busy 
with the kids and family but is eagerly 
anticipating the 35th and seeing many 
of our classmates. Peter Richardson 
didn't have any "news" to report. I think 
he's saving it up for when he sees all of us 

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at the reunion. He, too, is looking forward 
to a huge turnout! Paula Sekora 
McNutt says she won't be able to attend 
the festivities in June because she will 
most likely be in Costa Rica at the time. 
She will be satisfying another to-do item 
on her "Bucket List" which is to surf 
in the Pacific. Although the weather is 
"cold" in Florida at this writing - a frigid 
59 degrees - she is looking forward to 
playing some golf when it warms up. Also 
the family is taking their wave runners to 
the Florida Keys for Spring Break. Their 
son, Judd, will be attending Sea Camp 
in Big Pine Key just before the vacation. 
This camp is an advanced program for the 
gifted science students in his class so he 
will already be in the Keys and will meet 
up with family there. Paula also wants 
to know if anyone hears from Audrey 
Grant. Anyone? Dave Bohman has 
moved yet again. He is now working as 
an investigative reporter for WNEP-TV 
in Scranton, PA. He says that in the 30 
years he has been in television, this is by 
far the best opportunity as he is pursuing 
the investigative work full-time. No more 
daily doses of house fires, car wrecks, 
murders, and ribbon cuttings! (His words, 
not mine!) His family is also thrilled to be 
back in the Northeast. They are a mere 
5 1/2 hours drive from Byfield and the 
35th reunion! See you there, Dave. Rich 
O'Leary writes that the highlights in 
his household are that his son, Tim is a 
freshman at Princeton, having graduated 
from the Brunswick School last June. 
His daughter, Sarah, is now a junior at 
Greenwich Academy and starting to look 
at colleges. And Susie, Rich's wife, has 
taken up golf and bridge. Somehow Rich 
seems to think these endeavors are the 
starting pistol for the race into old age! 
He says he's resisting it in some manner 
by working in his business of advertising 
where everyone is younger than he is 
by a good 20 years! We'll see how that's 
working out for you at the reunion, Rich! 
See you in June! Stephanie Farrar just 
celebrated 30 years of marriage. She and 

Craig went to Indiana to pick up Steph's 
mom and she spent her 53rd birthday 
battling the weather and frozen fog! 
The business is still doing very well, in 
fact Stephanie provided the grand prize 
for the Mardi Gras Dog Parade that her 
town stages. She says that in the five years 
she has participated she has gone from 
"barely honorable mention" to the grand 
prize status! She is hoping to make it to 
the reunion as well. 



Carol Ann Goldberg-Aydin 

301 E94th Street Apt 24B 

New York, NY 10128-4718 



Carolyn L. Nissi 

102 Haseltine Street 

Bradford, MA 01835-7726 


After 16 months Huw Jones 
finished his MBA at the University of 
Arizona. "Who said you can't teach an old 
dog new tricks?" Voodie was able to stop 
by because he was in the area at a seminar 
and they hiked Sabino Canyon. Huw is 
"now onto the next phase of my career." 
Congratulations, Huw! For those of you on 
Facebook, many learned of Huw earning 
his MBA. For those not on Facebook, you 
might just join up to catch up! 

Cy Gilman 76 and Shelly Morean 76 

Paul Cook 78 in the Dolomites in Italy 

Bradford D. Clark 

Ascension Church 

31 County Street 

Ipswich, MA 01938-1353 


Here is the news from the Class of 
1978 that is fit to print: The top news 
story comes from the other side of the 
great pond from the Director, Economics 
and Security Committee at the NATO 
Parliamentary Assembly. Before sharing 
anymore, please be prepared to shred and 
destroy all evidence of that which follows: 
A rare correspondence for Dr. Paul 
Cook has been received. He is well and 
alive. Prof. Cook has recently been writing 
on the global economy, development 
issues and Eastern Europe, and teaching 
two courses - one on American Politics 
and the other on International Political 
Economy. Paul is also finding time to 
play ice hockey twice a week among 
the Finnish and coaching lacrosse at a 
local high school in the remote regions 
of Europe. His has a thriving, active 
family as has been documented in the 
following link which leads to a holiday 
greeting from Paul and his family set to 
a song written by his 15 year old son, 
Lorenzo, and recorded by his band, 
Throw Television: 
The video is excellent! Also, the photo is 
of Paul (looks like a recent TGA grad!) 
in the Dolomites in Italy. GREAT to hear 
from you, Paul! More news to follow in 
next edition of The Archon from the 
Class of '78, provided you all send in some 



Troy A. Dag res 

6 Henderson Circle 

Newburyport, MA 01 950-3406 


Greetings from Byfield. Campus is 
covered with a white blanket of snow. 
Kinda pretty, but I still don't like it. At this 
time, one can almost feel a palpable sense 
of relief on campus. The seniors have just 
been through their most stressful time 
- the college application season. It's all 
over now but the waiting, just one more 

month until the mailbox will be filled with 
thick or thin envelopes from the colleges. 
Remember the feeling, not knowing 
where you would be living in six months. 
But we got through it and it all worked 
out. As for our class notes, I would grade 
your efforts as an "E", and not for Effort. 
But rather a true Clunie "E", meaning a 
dismal performance, but leaving some 
shimmer of hope to keep your spirits from 
sinking too low. One high note is I received 
a letter from Barbara Riggs (now 
Rajkumar). She is married and working 
in the Middle East at the moment, but on 
a more permanent basis, has moved out of 
London to Keny, "the garden of England". 
Ian Fitch competed in his second Marine 
Corps marathon this past October and is 
still asking himself "why?" Well that's all I 
have this time around. Hopefully you will 
send more to print next time. 




Lynne E. Durland 

1 1 4 West Road 

Londonderry, NH 03053-3141 



Kathryn A. Shilale 

18 Longmeadow Road 

Medfield, MA 02052-1017 


Vinca (Ingram) Russell is happy 
in Ventura, CA. Her daughter, Julianna, 
is married and living on-post at Fort 
Hood, TX. Her son, Christopher, turns 
18 in March and wants to travel overseas. 
Vinca still works for Amgen in their 
Worldwide Compliance & Business Ethics 
department. Her husband, Dane, works for 
Qwest Communications and covers optic 
field sites from Burbank to Santa Barbara. 

On the weekends, Vinca and Dane 
mountain bike and ride their motorcycles. 
She says: I am looking forward to seeing 
everyone on Facebook or in 2011 at our 
30th reunion! Eric Adell writes: "AH is 
well so far. Mackenzie turned 18 and Tory 
is 15, wow! Been doing a bit of traveling 
for work, nothing special. Patty's whale 
watching trips this summer were unreal, 
best season ever. I see Larry, Red, TJ, 
Tracy, Swilly, Jeff Bailey to name a few 
off and on. Saw Dan Cross a while back 
when he flew into Pease taking Charles 
to visit GDA. He seems well." Clarissa 
Dane Hughes is doing well and loving 
her life in Florida. Her daughter Cady 
recently shot a commercial! Lisa Louden 
went skiing for the first time in about 20 
years with her daughter and they had 
a blast. Seems like just about everyone 
who is anyone is on Facebook these days 
check it out if you haven't. It's a great 
way to catch up with long lost friends like 
Terrance Talley or Ivan Arguello. 
My best to all for a shortened winter and 
lovely spring. 


Nancy Lord Wickwire 

78 Smith Road 

Bedford, NH 031 10-6322 



Danielle L. Jacobs 

91 Pond Street 
larblehead, MA 01945-2604 
781 639-9272 

Catherine E. Eveleth 

1 13 Hawthorne Road 

Fulton, NY 13069-4525 


Happy New Year's from the Catpad! It 
has been quite some time since I have been 
involved or heard from, so my old roomie, 
Danielle Jacobs forced me out of 
hiding! She and I are sharing the duties of 
the Class of '83 scribe. I have been busy in 
my snowy neck of the woods. Perhaps you 
caught the clip concerning our snowfall 
on ABC or the Weather Channel. Fulton, 
NY received 55" in roughly three days!! 
Just outside of where the farm is, they 
are lamenting the fact that the snowfall 
is 91" below normal this year, thus far! I 
am still in an old, quirky farmhouse with 
two dogs and two cats. I finally received 
my B.S. from the University of Phoenix 
a couple of years ago. Now I am hoping 
to be in adult education classes to learn a 
new trade! I laugh as I went to Syracuse 
University to become a certified Microsoft 
Network Engineer (the diploma is still in 
the envelope!), and ended up working for 
(starting in 2002) the now infamous TSA, 
screening passengers. After destroying 
my back, I worked in administration on 
special projects. Since then I finished 
my degree in occupational security 
management. Now I am hoping to enroll 
in medical billing and coding as the job 
market here is narrow in scope. Wish me 

Caroline Krause reports from 
currently frosty Florida that she has 
enjoyed a GDApalooza of reconnecting 
this fall. "Summer on the Cape meant 
lunch at the Beachcomber with Hope 
Williams and Heidi Ford. Lunch in 
Falmouth with Sue Sanidas and her 
hockey star son Austin rounded out the 
rest of the visit. The fun continued over 
Thanksgiving on a 12-day friendship 
tour of MA and NH. The day started 
off perfectly with a bang with Karen 
Schulte, Hope Williams and Heidi 
Ford meeting for lunch in Boston to 
toast Heidi before her new move to Cedar 
Rapids, IA. A lovely sushi dinner and glass 
of wine with Lori Whitney in her native 
Exeter, sushi dinner a few days later with 
Chris Ginsberg and his Jo in Andover, 

Marshall Rowe '82 and family in Times Square 


Clare Danaher '82 and her family 

Cat Eveleth '83 with her angus bull 
named "Bully" 


V^. L/A .3 .3 


coffee and a stroll through the Andover 
Bookstore with David Dow. I managed 
to spend some time with members of 
other classes, too. Killer pancakes with 
Charlie Sullivan, '82 a laughter filled 
overnight at Donna Strain's '85 in 
Winchendon, a chance surprise meeting 
with Marie (Donaldson) Charlton 
'86 in Ipswich at our friend's store. So 
many wonderful moments and so little 
time! I am looking forward to spring 
training with Laurianne Murphy and 
her daughter Haley. Though Haley is 
growing up in NYC as the consummate 
New Yorker singing, dancing and acting 
in commercials on her spare moments 
away from classes, she is a rabid Red Sox 
fan and adores Rockport's Bearskin Neck 
where she spends time every summer. 
Now it is my turn to introduce Haley to 
my MLB umpire friends and of course our 
RED SOX in Ft Myers. Game on! Thanks 
in great part to my urgings many members 
of the class regularly are in touch via 
Facebook. It has brought a great deal of joy 
to reconnect with so many and I hope the 
rest of you sitting on the fence will at least 
dip a toe in the water and join us. I will 
soon see Amy Krukonis and Clarissa 
Hughes who turn out to live nearby here 
in Florida. I also burn up the phone lines 
talking to Barb MacKay-Smith, often 
at all hours, laughing ourselves silly. Who 
knew growing up could be so much fun?! " 

Lily Esmiol Minas dropped me a 
line back in September: "I'm living in 
SoCal and can't wait to move back east! 
My husband is an archaeologist for the 
NPS (National Park System) and he can 
retire in 7-10 years. I used to be a chef 
and owned three restaurants. Now I do 
volunteer work for Sustainable Harvest 
International and am the proud mom of 
two dogs and a cat (all rescued; my other 
cause). Life is great except I just had to 
re-plumb my ENTIRE house. They are 
done but have to come back Monday to re- 
install a toilet. The grout is still drying." 

Stephen SetteDucati got in touch 
with me through Facebook. He is a very 
successful photographer, living outside of 
Worcester. Check out his photo gallery on 
his website: 
He graduated with an architecture degree 
from Wentworth in Boston in '91 and has 
done a lot of world travel as well as a lot of 
the US. His photos are amazing! 

Luc Levensohn met up with Kevin 
Cryts, Danielle Jacobs, Peter Riley, 
Michael Gilfeather, Caleb Ham and 
Laura Koffman before the holidays. 

Stories, memories and laughs were had 
by all. EXCELLENT! He also mentioned 
that, "My daughter is playing indoor 
soccer with Becca Lapham's daughters 
this winter and my son and I are spending 
a lot of weekends in NH bagging winter 
4,000 footers. I often drive by campus en 
route to Metro Rock (indoor climbing) in 

I am begging and pleading with you 
all to stay in touch with Danielle and me 
as we wish to share your news and good 
fortune. I do know that a group of us 
are on Facebook. We have our own page 
named, "Governor Dummer Academy 
'83" (Thank you, Caroline!), and you 
should join us there as well as writing on 
Danielle's or my wall. We also have email 
addresses listed at the top of this column. 
If there is no news you will be forced to 
read stories of the trials and tribulations 
at the Catpad! Hugs to all - Cat 


Harry S. Taormina 

1706 Vinton Circle 

Chesapeake, VA 23323-6664 





Nathalie E. Ames 

P.O. Box 114 

Mesa, CO 81643-01 14 


Donna Stram writes: "Sarah, Jack 
and I are still in Central Massachusetts, 
and doing a lot of skiing. We visited 
Caroline Krause '84 in February for 
some much-needed warm weather. We 
have a Swedish exchange student, a 
lovely girl named Johanna, living with 
us this year, and it has been a fabulous 
experience being a host family; I wish I'd 
done it years ago. Lastly, I have been lucky 
enough to become re-acquainted with old 
GDA friends through Facebook. It's been 
a lot of fun. 

Esmee Huggard Williams writes: 
"Hey everyone, my husband Ken, son Jon, 
daughter Cate and I continue to enjoy 
life in Seattle. The past year had all sorts 
of excitement for us (much good, some 
not so good). On a positive note, in July 
we moved into the new house we built. 

Lots of space to move around for all of 
us and nothing needs to be fixed on the 
weekend which is a nice change of pace. 
We have lots of room for guests so please 
include us in your itinerary if you are in 
Seattle. Another positive is Dinah Daley 
Sullivan moved back to Seattle. It's great 
to have her and her family so close by. 
For work, I just celebrated my 10th year 
at as Vice President of 
Marketing. We are now the world's #1 
food site and have localized sites for 13 
countries worldwide. For those of you 
with an iPhone, be sure to download 
Allrecipes Dinner Spinner iPhone 
App. On a not so positive note, in early 
September I was diagnosed with breast 
cancer. It came as a huge shock to all of us 
and life was pretty scary for a few weeks. 
Luckily, my cancer was caught early and 
Seattle is a great spot for breast cancer 
treatment. After surgery in October (no 
chemo or radiation required fortunately), 
I am now cured and feel better than I have 
in years. Mike "CaP came up to visit after 
the surgery to cheer me up. It was really 
fun to hang out with him. He says hello to 
all and is doing great. 

Dinah Daley Sullivan is doing 

well! She writes: "Life sure is grand! 
Porter Daley Sullivan arrived Saturday, 
January 23, 2010 at 4:54am. We are 
thrilled he is finally here and are relieved 
beyond words that he is healthy! Henry 
loves being a big brother and has adjusted 
beautifully. Dinah and her family moved 
back to Seattle this fall. She has enjoyed 
seeing Esmee often." 

Nathalie Ames writes: "As Class of 
'85 secretary, it has been great to get back 
in touch with other Governor's alumni 
and Class of '85 on Facebook. I love seeing 
the updated family photos and learning 
about what everyone is doing and where 
they are living. If you are on Facebook and 
I have missed you, look me up! 

We have our big 25 th reunion on June 
11-13, 2010! I am looking forward to it 
and I hope most of you can make it. 


Paul B. Nardone 

190 Summer Street 

Lynnfield, MA 01940-1857 

781 334-2037 



Amy B. Northup 

84 Central Street 
Byfield, MA 01922-1523 


Kristen M. Poulin 

41 Main Street 
Byfield, MA 01922-0255 


Greetings from Byfield! We hope 
everyone is having a fun winter. Both 
Amy's and my family have been lucky 
enough to take advantage of the open 
skate time at the Whiston-Bragdon 
Arena. Certainly a perk of living so close 
to Governor's. It was great to hear from 
Kris Kobialka. Kris writes: "Still in 
Beverly with my boyfriend Art. Playing 
bass guitar in a couple of bands, working 
as an archivist. Happy New Year!" Kris, 
let us know where you are playing - it's 
a good reason to go out and listen to some 
music! To all: please feel free to drop us 
a line anytime as we would love to hear 
from you! Or you can grab your skates 
and meet us at the rink. Jeff Ash worth 
is keeping busy with lots of acting and 
sports, not to mention all of the kids' 
ambitions. Looking out for the Govs 
teams on the road. I ran into Headmaster 
Emeritus Peter Bragdon at the Exeter vs. 
Andover hockey game and watched Mike 
Karin and Meghan Loosigian's JV girls 
teams skate to a tie in Andover. Best to all, 
Kristen and Amy 

Deana D. Boyages 

1 56 Aurora Street 

Hudson, OH 44236-2943 


So it was with great reluctance that I 
joined the whole Facebook crowd a few 
years ago. I have to admit that it has been 
GREAT at helping me to get notes from 
all you guys! I didn't realize how many of 
us would be on here and how a call for 
notes on Facebook would be so fruitful! 

I am going to include a message string 
so those of you that aren't on my GDA 
list can see how the messaging is seen 
by "all" on the original message. Lisa 
Sweeney Ryan was the first to respond 
and then Luke Gilfeather sent a note 
to us all about GETTING MARRIED! 
Luke was my "morning meeting" buddy 
Gilfeather - Giamette. Thank goodness 
he was short on words in the morning, 
since I am less than jovial before a cup of 
coffee and 11:00! But now he is getting 
married! Dan Morison chimes in all the 
way from France to give me grief about a 
last minute request. . . always a wise guy. It 
figures, too, because when you send him a 
note it takes FOREVER to hear back, but 
once he senses a moment of weakness - 
BAM! There he is responding in like an 
hour! Thanks Meganne (Fabrega) for 
sticking up for me! So here is the message 

My note (short and sweet, I was 
late with our notes!): Hi guys ... I 
have one last quick request for The 
Archon notes. Feel free to drop a quick 
note to Facebook and I will get it. 
But hurry, I only have one more day! 
Best, Deana 

And the Internet gods open the sky 
and my inbox was suddenly filled! 

Lisa Sweeney Ryan writes: "I have 

been running indoor track with the college 
gals in preparation for the upcoming 
outdoor season. I am mainly competing in 
the mile or 1500 and 800m. Now that I 
am 40, my times need not be as fast! Still 
doing the weather thing and teaching 
group fitness. Our winter has been brutal 
here with almost 60" of snow!" 

Luke Gilfeather writes Hi guys, 
Luke here. I am getting married in August 
to lovely Stacy Scruggs. Nashville is great. 
I run historic RCA Victor Studio B. It is 
truly an honor. Elvis recorded over half 
his catalog at my studio. I have got to work 
with many great artists and am having a 
great time. I feel truly blessed. I also teach 
audio engineering for Belmont University 
and run a mastering business. Lisa - 40 is 
no excuse for slow-a** times. LOL! I've 
been training like a competitor for years, 
but never compete, except I won the 
'Turkey Trot' one Thanksgiving (a metric 
mile on a track). They gave me a frozen 
turkey... Love, Luke." 

Dan Morison writes "Deano - I 
am so surprised. You left this till the last 
minute!? Normally all your homework 
was done miles in advance!" 

Meganne Fabrega writes "Dan, 
that doesn't counts as notes. Nice try! Give 
the poor girl a break! Luke, Congrats!" 

(Thanks Meganne. Keep him honest. His 
notes were LAME!) 

Luke Gilfeather writes "You guys 
did homework? :P" 

(Luke always had funny "quips" and 
it seems he is still in old form. 40 year old 

I still laugh when I read it now; it 
makes me totally nostalgic for my old 
friends. Thank goodness we all have our 
sense of humor intact. I also got other 
notes from the Facebook request, but they 
were not 'reply to all'. We have some notes 
from STRANGERS! Read below and 

Billy Karger writes "Okay, probably 
shocked to even see my name. Let's see, I 
am divorced now over a year and single 
for almost two and a half. Living in 
Parkland, FL (just west of Boca Raton). 
Being a single dad is great. I have the kids 
3-4 days a week. Taylor and Jake are doing 
very well. Taylor is nine and in third 
grade. She got all A's on her last report 
card and was the number one pick in girls 
softball for her age group last week. Jake 
is six and doing okay in his public school 
cluster program, but I have enrolled him 
at the Palm Beach School for autism next 
year where I know he will grow by leaps 



Martin Wallem '88 

Martin Wallem '88, 

Cara Tracy- Wallem, and son Martin Jr. 

In the devastating and advanced 
stages of Amyotrophic Lateral Scle- 
rosis (ALS, also known as Lou Geh- 
rig's Disease), Martin continues to 
grasp at life because he loves living. 
In doing so, he has taught those of us 
around him that although the physi- 
cal body may be destroyed, the mind 
and soul can't be silenced. Martin 
has embraced his illness and strives 
to live fully each day in the face of 
loss. A life-long outdoorsman, Mar- 
tin continues to seek adventure and 
with the help of family and friends 
he participates in adaptive hiking and 
skiing. He claims being in the out- 
doors is his best medicine yet! Mar- 
tin is a devoted and loving husband 
and father to our 7-year-old son. He 
is committed to raising awareness for 
ALS in local communities and by visit- 
ing high schools. For more informa- 
tion about ALS, visit the Northern 
New England ALS Chapter website: 

-Cara Tracy-Wallem 

Adaptive hike with family 

and friends on Greeley Ponds Trail, 

Kancamagus Highway, NH. Oct., 2009 

and bounds. I opened my own law firm 
last summer. We are focused on helping 
people recover from this wonderful 
economy. The firm is licensed and 
can represent clients in court in seven 
states - Arizona, DC, Florida, Maryland, 
New Jersey, New York and Virginia. 
We also represent clients in 33 states 
against their mortgage companies. We 
are helping clients save their homes 
from foreclosure, debt settlements, 
credit repair, insurance defense, lemon 
law and commercial debtor work. It's a 
big change from corporate intellectual 
property but I'm actually helping people 
every day. It's a pretty good feeling 
saving a family's home. We saved from 
foreclosure or modified mortgages on 
almost 300 homes last year. Our web site 
is already a little dated (six months old) 
but I just haven't had the time to update 
it. Try After I left 
corporate life at the end of 2001, I don't 
recall wearing a suit for work. It's a jeans 
and t-shirt law firm; it isn't that what it 
should be in sunny south Florida. Well 
gotta run. Be well - Billy 

Jill Goldman Miller writes "Hey 
Deana, here's an update: I enjoyed 
visiting with Michelle Bolyea in 
September and playing 'old school' video 
games together (Qbert, Centipede, Ms. 
Pac Man) at the arcade at Hampton 
Beach. Having a great time watching the 
kids, Keaton (6) and Noah (7) take on 
the New Hampshire slopes this winter. 
I've also been busy raising funds for the 
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer - Boston, 
this May. I've raised over $2,000 so 
far, and my team has raised more than 
$12,000. We're all walking to recognize 
and support our friends and loved ones 
with breast cancer and other cancers, and 
are enjoying the challenges of training 
for the two-day, 39.3 mile walk. Hope all 
is well on your end!" 

Anne Weitzman Kandel writes: 
"Everything is great for the family 
and me. We moved to Hilton Head this 
summer and love island life. Warm 
weather and a view of the ocean have 
been wonderful. I am enjoying an early 
retirement (aka stay-at-home mom) and 
recently took up tennis. I hope some 
of y'all will come visit and look me up. 
Hilton Head has fabulous beaches and 
dolphin swimming and jumping right off 
shore. Oh, and the sea turtles that nest 
here each summer have the cutest little 
babies. (You always had a soft spot for 
babies Annie!) 

Now we got notes the "old fashioned 
way," through regular email. It was great 
that Dave Walor broke a 21-year streak 
and dropped a note! You guys don't 
always make my job so easy! Here is this 
literary break through, "Nice to hear from 
you. I've landed back in my old stomping 
ground, Beverly. Paige is going to my 
mother's pre-school there so it makes 
commuting a little easier on Tara and me. 
We have three birthdays in November - 
Paige turned five; Jake turned one; and I 
turned 40 (yikes) ! Beverly has been great. 
There are many kids in the neighborhood, 
which is a change from where we were 
living in Wakefield. Feel free to put this 
in the notes as this would officially be my 
first entry and would put me on a pace 
of one entry every 21 years. Regards, 
David". (Thanks Dave, I will be looking for 
notes next time! 21 years, I mean seriously!) 
Before coming to my aid, Meganne 
Fabrega gave me notes to update us on 
her life. She writes, "Here are my short 
but sweet notes: After a three-year hiatus 
I am attending school again to earn my 
Master's in Library and Information 
Science. I work at the Portsmouth Public 
Library and love my job, even when half 
of my time is spent asking people to put 
their shoes on, showing them where the 
printer is, and answering questions like, 
'Can you find me a book for adults about 
a time-traveling dog that helps his owner 
and her family, with no bad language.' It 
is a fountain of funny stories. I also do 
some freelance writing, and I wrote a 
piece about Portsmouth for American 
Craft magazine last year. My family is 
doing great, we laugh a lot and we're 
in good health, so considering what's 
happening in the rest of the world I feel 
very fortunate. I am training for a sprint 
triathlon in the fall, I figured that good 
old-fashioned fear/pressure would get me 
to the gym every day. As is consistent with 
my non-competitive nature, my big goal 
for the race is to not finish last: second 
to last would be fine. I hope everyone 
is doing well, hard to believe we are 
entering our forties... oops, I am already 
there." Our most consistent contributor 
is also doing well," The Noel clan is 
doing well and hitting all eight cylinders 
these days. Our daughter, Lucy, is busy 
with her swimming commitments and 
is having a ball with her two relatively 
new cousins. Our two boys, Andrew and 
A.J., have jumped headfirst into hockey 
season. I think I spend more time in 
a rink now than I ever did! My wife, 

Kate, is heading up the preschool at The 
Country School, a pre-k through 8th grade 
school in nearby Madison, CT. Our three 
children head out to school with Kate in 
the morning. We were treated to a special 
night last Tuesday when we attended 
the Belmont Hill School - St. Sebastian's 
School game at Fenway Park. My father- 
in-law is in his 38th year coaching hockey 
at Belmont Hill. See family pic attached 
of the special night! Bel Hill was down 
5-2 with less than six minutes remaining 
in the game and found a way to win in 
overtime. Magical game. I send regards 
to all classmates from the great Class of 
'88. Happy Winter! (As New England 
prepares for the blizzard hurricane and 
I wait for 9-18 inches in Cleveland, I 
appreciate your wish for a Happy Winter, 
but will be happy to see a BLADE of grass 
anytime in the next few hours! I may 
have to take the girls out to the yard for 
a science class to reintroduce those plants 
and grass that actually grow OUTSIDE 
and not in some pots in the house! Skiers 
that are still happy are having the mother- 
load of all winters in the Northeast. Give 
a summer girl a break already!) We also 
heard from JB (Jordan Burgess), who 
apparently works in between rounds of 
golf and while on a business trip filled us 
in on his family and fellow golfing buddies 
Jim Sullivan and Todd O'Brien, "I'm 
on a plane headed to Texas for a short 
business trip and had some time to finally 
get this out. My daughter, Lindsay will be 
six in February (not sure where those six 
years went) and is enjoying kindergarten. 
She is a playing soccer, swimming and 
enjoys golfing, skiing and skating. She is 
also a big sports fan, so we are at a lot of 
BC, Red Sox and Patriots games (I might 

have influenced a few of these hobbies 
and interests). (You think? This is really 
called train washing you know!) Her first 
college hoops game will be BC v. Duke in 
a couple of weeks. Likely to be ugly for 
BC fans, but a great atmosphere. (Big 
Ten is way better... a little jab for my Big 
East friend!) We also welcomed a new 
addition to the family in 2009. My son, 
Benjamin Michael Burgess joined us on 
May 5, 2009. Lindsay loves having a little 
brother and we're really getting to the fun 
part. His personality is coming out and 
he is getting mobile. Time to baby proof 
the house again. I reconnected with Todd 
O'Brien and Jim Sullivan this summer 
and fall. They joined me for a couple of 
charity events for Cystic Fibrosis. One of 
them was a golf tournament, which was 
great, but it's clear our games have all 
slipped a bit. We had some laughs anyway. 
I'm still with Fidelity Investments and 
living in Franklin, MA. I am looking 
forward to our next reunion. It was great 
to see everyone at the last one." Now you 
may not have had a chance to see these 
three musketeers because they were off to 
golf after a 10-minute stop into the Dining 
Hall. It may have been better if the course 
was back on the lawn in front of Phillips, 
where we LEFT IT before graduation! 
Then we may have had a chance to see 
you guys! Lastly, in some wonderful 
news Martin Wallem's wife Cara 
Tracy-Wall em was named one of New 
Hampshire's 20 Outstanding Women. 
Cara received her award at the Women's 
Expo in Manchester, New Hampshire. 
Many of us had the chance to meet Cara at 
our 20th reunion. She helped to facilitate 
Martin's sense of humor by reading his 
eye movements. I know I speak for all of 

us in expressing how proud we are of your 
accomplishment Cara! I also received 
a winter card from Cara and Martin 
showing all the hiking, skiing, speaking 
engagements and family activities Cara 
and Martin filled their 2009 with. They 
had a very busy year! 

It is time to sign off until the next 
Archon. I would like to echo Meganne's 
words in feeling so fortunate in light of all 
that is happening in the world. I also feel 
fortunate to keep in touch with, and still 
laugh with, all of you. You will be hearing 
from me again soon! 

Your faithful and snow-bound 
secretary, Deana 


Kristin A. Brown 

45 Georgian Road 

Cambridge School of Weston 

Weston, MA 02493-21 10 


Greetings classmates! I apologize for 
the lack of class notes in the last issue of 
The Archon. It was so great to see so many 
of our classmates at our reunion last June. 
Many of our classmates who we have 
not heard from in years appeared and it 
was a lot of fun to catch up, reminisce, 
and share stories. The tribute for Mike 
Moonves was impressive and inspiring, 
and I am proud to say that the Class of 
'89 was acknowledged with the success of 
our baseball team, led by Coach Moonves, 
winning the league championship. There 
was no question our class had the best 
music at the reunion - no, not the band 

Kristin Brown '89 and her daughters Sarah and Amelia 

Allison Williams '89 and her daughter Kira 



who was scheduled to play, but our very 
own Todd Seely, whose impromptu 
concert resulted in a wonderful gathering 
of our class in the quad in front of Phillips 
for much of the evening on Saturday. 
It was great. Several of our classmates - 
Derek VanVliet, Matt Downing, 
Rob Wattie, Stuart Pleninger, 
Carrie O'Keefe Hunter, Alison 
Hyder Rynak (and significant others - 
namely my husband, Aaron) went on to 
enjoy some quality French Building time 
- a few even had some success competing 
against some of the younger classes in 
the various "late night games" taking 
place in the French Building and various 
dorms. Scott Singer won the award for 
traveling the furthest - coming all the way 
from Spain! I think Tom Plante probably 
wins the award for having aged the least! 
I hope all of you and more can join us for 
our 25th! Since reunion, I have not heard 
from many of you - perhaps I will need to 
finally join Facebook to get more info for 
these notes - but in the meantime, here is 
what I know. Ashley Newbert writes, 
"Waiting for spring here in Rhode Island. 
I've definitely moved back to RI - this time 
on the West Bay. My boyfriend, Keith, 
works at URL We live down the road a bit 
on a wonderful piece of property where 
I've been working hard to restore the 
gardens. I also put in a big veggie garden 
so the garden is pretty much my job! Also 
enjoying my nephew, Theo, along with 
his little sister, Ella!" Alison Williams 
writes "I'm in my third year working as 
a guidance counselor in the school where 
I was an intern and love the challenge! 
I have recently been trained to do wrap- 
around services which will permit me to 
assist families better and more holistically, 

Cassie Firenze's '92 son Nicholas "Nico" 

which will allow me to use more of my 
social worker skills. My biggest news is 
that I became happily divorced last month 
after a year-and-a-half battle. The only 
downside is that my amazing daughter, 
Kira, is only with me half the time. She 
turned five in September and is a joy to be 
around ! I hope everyone had a wonderful 
holiday season and that all is well with 
you and yours! It was great to see many 
of you at the reunion, and I will try to 
be in touch better than I have. I'm on 
Facebook and my email is soulunfurled® I'd love to hear from you!" 
See the beautiful picture of Alison and her 
daughter. Thanks for staying in touch, 
Alison. After eagerly helping our class 
reunion team plan for the big event, Rick 
Fox was then unable to attend. He has 
since moved to Washington, DC. Rick - 
looking forward to getting an update about 
how life in Washington, DC is - you think 
you escaped all that snow in Wyoming, hut 
clearly it followed you west! MJ Forrest 
was also unable to join us for reunion 
as he was deployed to Afghanistan last 
spring. His deployment was extended 
for a year and he should be home for 
good in March/ April. He was looking 
forward to his leave in January when 
he was bringing his daughter, Shelby, to 
Disney World. Something they both must 
have enjoyed! MJ, you have our gratitude 
and best wishes for all you are doing for our 
country. Thank you. Jessica (Clapp) 
Hennessey, her husband Richard, and 
beautiful daughter Annabelle were down 
from Stowe, VT to join us at reunion. 
They are expecting their second child 
in April. Jen (Cowles) Walsh writes 
"In January, big brother Ben welcomed 
a baby sister, Emerson (Emme). She just 
turned seven months old, crawls and pulls 
herself up to a standing position. Things 
are about to get very busy around here! I 
still work at SAP full time in marketing. 
Hard to believe it's been four years. If you 
haven't yet heard, Jess and family are back 
from Vietnam. Bill is now in Afghanistan 
(still with the foreign service) but Jess and 
the kids have settled into life in Maine at 
least for the next year. It's good to have 
them home." As for me, after waddling 
through reunion, we had a baby girl in 
July, Amelia Catherine. Her big sister, 
Sarah, was - and remains - thrilled! After 
my maternity leave, I returned to my 
job at Pingree School and was recently 
appointed the Academic Dean. Needless 
to say it has been a busy time and again, 
I am sorry for neglecting to include class 

notes in the last issue. Please keep the 
notes coming so I can keep this column 
filled! Happy 2010! 




Nicolle F. DelliColli 

311 Lowell Street, Apt. 2116 

Andover, MA 01810-4553 



Nicole LaTour MacLaughlan 

9 Worcester Street 
Boston, MA 021 18-3318 


It was nice to hear from some people 
that I haven't heard from in a while. Brian 
Novel line was nice enough to give me an 
update on all of his news; I wanted to send 
an update on busy fall out here in Chicago. 
Kristen and I finally moved out of Chicago 
to the suburbs (Wilmette) in August. 
After getting Carly (6) and Lila (3.5) 
settled in at new schools, we added a boy 
to the mix on September 11 (Tyler). So far 
the transition is going well despite sleep 
deprivation. Otherwise, I am still working 
downtown as a portfolio manager at 
DRW Investments. Also fellow Governor, 
Merrideth Kalil has switched out of the 
advertising game and started an online 
home decor, gifts and accessories store, 
so check it out at www. seltzer studios. 
com. Speaking of additions, Alexis 
(Colby) Yates and her husband Tim 
welcomed a third child, and first daughter, 
to their family on January 4th, Campbell 
Mariel Yates. Congratulations to them and 
I am sure she will keep her two big brothers 
on their toes. Leslie (McCant) Lacey 
sent me her annual holiday letter which 
was filled with all sorts of tidbits. Leslie 
is one busy lady, lawyer, mother, wife she 
does it all. She was particularly funny in 
her thoughts about her eldest daughter's 
entrance to kindergarten; apparently 
things have changed quite drastically and 
nobody brought Leslie up to speed that she 
would have a five year old coming home 
with homework! I had to laugh as I find 
my daughter challenging on so many levels 
and she just turned one so I will definitely 
need to be in touch with Leslie as to what 
my future might hold. Leslie also pointed 

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out that next year, 2011, will be our 20th 
reunion (did I really just write 20th?). I am 
glad it was on her mind and she brought it 
to my attention and was already thinking 
about how we could really rally the troops 
together to make it a great gathering. If 
you have any great ideas, please pass them 
along and I will keep my thinking cap on 
too, but in the meantime, pencil June 2011 
as an important reunion date as the more 
of us that come together the more fun 
it will be! That's all the news I have for 
now, let's hope we get an early spring and 
I hope to hear from some more of you the 
next go round. 


Catharine A. Firenze 

44 Dean Street 

Belmont, MA 02478-3257 

Hi, everyone. Here's hoping your 2010 
is off to a great start. I heard from a few 
classmates this season and am happy to 
share the news. 

Brooke Whiting Cash wrote in to 
share news of a roller coaster year. She, 
Jon, and their 2 1/2 year old daughter 
Abby were expecting twin girls but had 
a last minute complication and tragically 
lost their first born, Camden. Lily, despite 
a very rough and traumatic entry into the 
world, is now thriving and reminding 
the family, daily, of their blessings. The 
Cash family is looking forward to Jon's 
retirement from the Army in the summer 
of 2011 and hoping to return to New 
England. Our thoughts and prayers are 
with Brooke during this difficult time. 
Chris Ruggiero sent in this picture of 
"all the boys," from his 2009 Holiday card. 

As for me, I've been busy with our 
newest addition. Nicholas John Firenze 
("Nico") was born on November 24, 2009 
at 8 lb, 14 oz. Maternity leave flew by and 

I am now back at work, trying to keep it 
all together. We are looking forward to 
the spring when we can get outside, and 
especially to "Marathon Monday" where 
we'll get to watch Candice Denby run 


I hope that all is well with you; please 
keep sending news. 


Ingrid A. Cunney 

33 Windsor Avenue 

Lynn, MA 01902-1 128 


Shawn T. Markey 

192 Kingsbury Avenue 
Bradford, MA 01835-8173 


James Morse of Oak Bluffs was 
installed a District Deputy Grand 
Master of the Grand Lodge of Masons in 
Massachusetts at the fraternity's Boston 
headquarters and will preside over eight 
lodges in the 20th Masonic District for 
the year. The 38,000 Freemasons and 
232 lodges in the Commonwealth are 
organized into 32 Districts, each led 
by a District Deputy Grand Master. A 
Grand Lodge is the governing body that 
ensures the activities of the lodges and 
members comply with its Constitutions 
and Regulations; it also maintains the 
uniformity of the centuries-old initiation 
ceremony candidates experience when 
they become members. The Grand 
Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts is 
the oldest Grand Lodge in the Western 
Hemisphere and the third oldest in the 
world. It was chartered in 1733, following 
the establishment of the Grand Lodge of 
England in 1717, and Ireland in 1725. In 
2008 the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts 

marked its 275th Anniversary. As a 
District Deputy Grand Master, Morse is 
appointed by the Grand Master to serve as 
his personal representative to the lodges 
in the District. The Grand Master is the 
presiding officer in the state. Roger W 
Pageau of Northborough, MA was installed 
for the third of his three one-year terms 
as the 86th Grand Master of Masons in 
Massachusetts during the same ceremony. 
The 20th Masonic District is comprised 
of the following lodges: Cawnacome 
Sunshine Lodge, Bourne; DeWitt Clinton 
Lodge, Sandwich; Fraternal Lodge, 
Centerville; Howard Lodge, Yarmouth; 
Marine Lodge, Falmouth; Mariners 
Lodge, Cotuit; Oriental-Martha's 
Vineyard Lodge, Oak Bluffs; and Union 
Lodge, Nantucket. Morse is active in his 
community, donating time to the Oak 
Bluffs Fireman's Association as their 
secretary while also offering help as a 
firefighter and EMT for the Oak Bluffs 
Volunteer Fire Department, and aiding in 
the disaster services of the American Red 
Cross. Raised in Wallingford, CT, Morse 
attended The Governor's Academy, and 
The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH. 
He later went on to earn a J.D. from 
New England Law. He is a Police Officer 
for the Oak Bluffs Police Department 
and Attorney at Law. In 2000, he began 
his Masonic career by joining Oriental- 
Martha's Vineyard Lodge. He served as the 
Worshipful Master, or presiding officer, in 
2005 and 2006. Masons use the original 
definition of 'worshipful', meaning 
'honorable'; English mayors and judges 
are still addressed as 'Worshipful.'As 
District Deputy Grand Master, Morse will 
be called 'Right Worshipful.' He is also 
a member of Marine Lodge, Falmouth. 
He first served Grand Lodge as a Grand 
Steward in 2009. A Grand Steward is an 
aide to the Grand Master. In 2007 he was 
a Masonic Leadership Institute Advisor; 
the Masonic Leadership Institute is a 
program developed by the Grand Lodge 

Evelyn Gregg Marshall, daughter of Jodi 
Leveron Marshall '97 

Jodi Leveron '97 and daughter Evelyn and 
Deke Fyrberg '97 and daughter Grace 

Keith '97 and Erica Blades wedding in Aruba 



of Massachusetts to strengthen leadership 
capabilities within the fraternity and help 
contribute to the personal growth of its 
members. A member of several Masonic 
organizations, he is a 32° Mason in the 
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite- 
Valley of Boston. He belongs to York Rite's 
St. Paul's Royal Arch Chapter, Boston, 
and Cape Cod Council Royal and Select 
Master Masons, Centerville. Morse also 
served as M.L.I. Advisor in 2007, Grand 
Steward for the Grand Lodge in 2009. 
Freemasonry seeks to bring together 
men of every country, religion, race, level 
of education, income, and opinion and 
develop the bonds of friendship between 
them. Through a large variety of North 
American Masonic philanthropies, 
approximately $3,000,000 is given to 
charity every day, 70 % of which benefits 
the general public. During its initiation 
ceremony, which uses symbolism and 
allegory, its members are encouraged to 
value principles, ethics, and morality 
and to live their lives accordingly. By 
"making good men better," Freemasonry 
positively benefits its members, families 
and communities. The Grand Lodge 
of Massachusetts represents 38,000 
members and more than 235 lodges 
throughout the Commonwealth. For 
additional information, please call 800- 
882-1020, or visit 

his food and consistent babbling of the 
sound "grrrr." Guess he really is my kid. 



Kristen L Hughes 

5649 Colbath Avenue 
Van Nuys, CA 91401-4725 


Jenny An wrote that she is on Beacon 
Hill and works for State Street Corp as a 
lawyer. And for me, my son Kadel is now 
nine months old and passionately loves 
television remotes, making a mess with 




Michael C. Noon 

2 Inman Street, Apt. 1 

Cambridge, MA 02139-2412 


Reunion approaches for the Class of 
'95, prompting various responses, some 
more surly than others, and facilitating 
a little more official communication 
than we're used to. Miranda Trussel 
appears to have zero interest in the 
reunion, or at least in joining the reunion 
Facebook page (can't say I blame her for 
eschewing Facebook-related anything, 
but come on! It's our 15-year reunion!). 
Recommendations from the reunion 
team are mixed, but distilling down into 
preferring to accentuate the positive, 
eliminate the negative, and quit messing 
with the shady guy in between. Archie 
Kasnet has had some adventures recently, 
chiefly snowboarding in Antarctica (no 
joke)! Brian Crowe is still working hard 
at growing his new marketing business 
with Aaron Sells '96. After nine years 
of teaching, Dana Pryce (nee Coholan) 
is back at school going for a combined 
MAE/PhD in Research and Evaluation 
Methodology with a concentration in 
educational psychology. She includes a 
nice photograph of herself with a student 
from last year. Meg Murphy is trying 
not to be a stranger, though we can't seem 
to figure out how to schedule drinks. 
And Nicole Costello is helping to plan 
an Earth Day-related event called "The 
Greatest Party on Earth," which sounds 
like it's probably a pretty good party. 

Janna De Risi 

325 West Neck Road 

Lloyd Harbor, NY 11743-1726 


Jeffrey R. LaBelle 

41 1 W. Fullerton Parkway Apt. 603W 

Chicago, IL 60614-2830 



Sandra T. Padilla 

1236 North Flores Street, Apt. 106 

West Hollywood, CA 90069-2994 

It is always great to hear from all 
of you. I really enjoyed writing these 
class notes and sharing these wonderful 

Jodi (Leverone) Marshall and her 
husband Harper are excited to announce 
the arrival of their daughter. Evelyn 
Cregg Marshall was born on December 
30, 2009. The family is doing well! Jodi 
and Evelyn were able to spend time 
with Deke Fyrberg and his daughter 
Grace. Nicole (Suggs) Plante and her 
husband welcomed a baby boy this past 
fall. Quinlan James Plante was born on 
9/17/09 at 8 lbs 10 oz and 21 inches long. 
Quinlan is now five months old and has 
grown to 18 pounds and 26 inches. Nicole 
and her son had a play date with Colleen 
(Christopher) Farias and her son 
Brayden. He's a little older than Quinlan 
and they had a lot of fun! Nicole is still 
working at State Street. She saw Rachel 
Lipman, Kate Muxie, and Adam 
Doorly at the annual Thanksgiving 
event at The Grog. Keith Blades and 
his wife Erica were married in Aruba. 

Quinlan James Plante son of Nicole 
Suggs Plante '97 

Anna Rhodes daughter of Mara McManus '97 

Brian Day '95 in his college hockey uniform 

Keith writes: "Who would have thought 
that after a GDA spring break to Aruba 
in '96 that I would be going back to that 
island some day for my wedding? What 
a great idea and amazing time. My wife 
Erica and I got married this past October 
at the Westin Hotel in Aruba with a 
great number of GDA alums by our side. 
Scotty Coulon, Aaron Sells and Dan 

Dipietro making the return trip with me, 
you can tell how we have grown since '96 
as we had no episodes this time around 
where we were potentially to be exiled 
off of the island... success! Brian Crowe, 
Preston Picardi and Aaron's wife Liz 
(formerly Kelleher) were also there to 
help keep the bars open and the drinks 
flowing! We are looking forward to our 
next trip together." Mara (McManus) 
Rhodes writes: "All is well here in 
Steamboat. We've been enjoying some 
good skiing since November and even our 
two-year old, Anna, has been up a few 
times. We are expecting baby number two 
this May! Hope everyone is happy and 
healthy this 2010." 

As always, I look forward to hearing 
from you. Please keep me updated. Have a 
wonderful spring! 





Elizabeth E. Escobar 

888 Main Street, Apt. 319 

New York, NY 10044-0216 




Jessica Zaplin Karlin 

22 Schiller Road 

West Roxbury, MA 02132-6336 


Catherine E. Correia 

18 Homer Street, Apt. #2 
Brookline, MA 02445-6974 


Eve Seamans 

840 Hale Street 
Beverly, MA 0191 5-2216 


Hi everyone! It was great to hear from 
you all! 

Gretchen Gee wrote, "I am 
moving to an island called Eleuthera, 
in the Bahamas. I will be working 
as a long-term volunteer for a year 
with an organization called Bahamas 
Methodist Habitat (BMH). BMH is a 
non-profit organization that builds homes 
for Bahamians in need and provides 
disaster relief. I will be working with 
the organization's homeowners to 
help get them more involved with the 
program. Due to the close proximity 
of The Bahamas to Haiti, the BMH staff 
has been organizing relief support for the 
aftermath of the earthquake. Pilots have 
volunteered their time, gas, and planes 
in the effort and churches, individuals, 
and state side non-profits have been 
helping to provide supplies and medical 
professionals. It warms my heart to see 
such generosity and willingness to help. 
Check us out at www.methodisthabitat. 
org. If anyone is interested in spending a 
vacation volunteering in the Bahamas, let 
me know!" 

Justin Fishman wrote with some 
exciting news! He got married in May 
2009 to Rachel Shapiro and they are 
currently living in Ann Arbor, MI where 
he is pursuing his MBA at the University 

Clayton Schermerhorn '00 at the Hampton 
Bays Fire Department 

Rachel Abdulla '00, Teaya Fitzgerald '00 and 
Sarah Jameson '00 at Teaya's wedding 

of Michigan. I heard from Daria Grayer 
who wrote: "HAPPY 2010 everyone! 
My new year is off to a great start! I am 
looking forward to the months to come 
and am gearing up to graduate from law 
school! I may return to New York at some 
point to work at Goldman Sachs, but 
now I am working with President Barack 
Obama's Advisory Committee on privacy 
as it relates to electronic medical records 
and genetic testing. It is such an exciting 
time for health care. I hope all is well and 
I hope to see everyone at the reunion." 
It was great to hear from Clayton 
Schermerhorn who wrote "Hey 
everyone, for most of you reading it's been 
12 years since I said hello ! I have been living 
in Southampton, NY for the past three 
years, and I am a FireMedic (firefighter 
and paramedic) with the Hampton Bays 
Fire Department for two-and-a-half years. 
I have also made Michelle Wheeler an 
honorary firefighter (check it out on her 
Facebook page) ! Although the Hamptons 
on Long Island are beautiful and the place 
to be during the summer, I am looking to 
move back home to New England in the 
near future. Looking forward to seeing 
everyone in June!" 

Elizabeth Turn bull wrote in to say 
that all is going well in New Haven. She 
is in her second of three years at Yale in 
a joint MBA/Masters of Environmental 
Management and she loves being in 
school. The Tiny House Project remains 
warm and snug! Sarah Jameson wrote 
with lots of news: "I'm still living in 
the DC area, in Old Town Alexandria 
about 3 miles outside of the city. It's 
pretty much like Newburyport with cute 
shops, brick buildings and water, so I feel 
right at home. I live with my boyfriend 
and our two dogs in a little brick house 
with a white picket fence. I graduated 
from law school in May 2009, and after 
an amazing trip to Alaska after the bar 
exam, I now work as an attorney for the 
legal department at National Geographic 
Channel. It's pretty much my dream job 
so I feel really lucky to have landed the 
position! My sister Heather Jameson 
'02 and Larry Lyons '01 live just a couple 
miles down the road, so I get to see them 
often which is nice. Back in June 2009 
Rachel Abdulla, Hans Carbonneau 
and I attended Teaya Fitzgerald's 



(Bromley) wedding and it was very fun! 
We saw lots of faculty and it was nice to 
catch up with them. Rachel is doing well; 
she is a real estate agent in the greater 
Newburyport area. Her website is http:// Contact her 
with any business you might have in 
Massachusetts or New Hampshire!" 

I have been having a busy time 
this spring finishing up my Masters 
of Divinity and planning for life post- 
graduation. I have been lucky enough to 
see a few members of our class recently! 
I went with Bettina Romberg and 
Catherine Correia to the GDA Holiday 
Gathering, which was a lot of fun! I also 
get to meet up with Mark Lipman quite 
frequently in Coolidge Corner. It's always 
so much fun to see GDA friends. I really 
hope to see you all at reunion! 


Maria E. Collins 

0S630 Morningside Drive 

Winfield, IL 60190 



Class Secretary needed 


Laura E. Ellison 

1203 Broadway Street 

Ann Arbor, Ml 48105-3627 


Michael D. O'Neill 

13-F 164 DunHua South Road 
Sect. 2 

Taipei, Taiwan 


Since we last met, classmates have 
gathered in all sorts of places, from 
Byfield to halfway around the world. I'm 
still living in Ann Arbor, MI and while 
I was home for the holidays, I was able 
to meet up with Meghan O'Malley 
for coffee in Topsfield before she moved 

out west to take on the city of Seattle. I 
also met up with Gwyneth Stokes and 
Claire DeLacvivier who were both in 
the country before heading back home 
to London and Zurich, respectively. It 
was nice to be able to see so many friends 
who live far away while I was back in 
Massachusetts. Brandon Bates writes 
in that Morgan Ste i r and I made the trek 
out to Chicago for Dan Lee's '01 (former 
proctor/babysitter in Perkins) wedding 
in late December to his beautiful bride 
Kelsey. Marc Borden who lives out in 
Chicago went to the wedding as well and 
Marc and his parents were gracious hosts 
throughout the weekend. Also it was very 
nice to see the 20 or so from our class 
attend the clambake and football game in 
October up in Byfield. Governor's alums 
also met up in Taiwan; Michael O'Neill 

caught up with Allison Marcoux in 
Taipei for a few days. They joined some of 
his friends for dinner at Din Tai Fung, a 
restaurant rated by the NYT as one of the 
top restaurants in the world. They also 
rode motorcycles through the mountains 
and along the coast to check out Taiwan's 
awesome scenery. And their weekend was 
complimented by some shrimp fishing, 
exploring Taipei 101 and going out to 
the largest night market in the city! Alec 
Antell wrote in to say that he is working 
at Harvard Law School in the Financial 
Office and taking classes at Harvard 
Extension School to earn a Master's 
Degree in Finance. Thanks to everyone 
who wrote in, hope to hear from more for 
the next news letter! 


Lesley T. Clunie 

87 Neal Street 

Portland, ME 04102-3431 

Kelsey M. Quigley 

50 Forest Street #2 

Cambridge, MA 02140-2249 


Jessica Long writes: "I was sad 
to miss the reunion, but family comes 
first! But I've been working at the Lynn 
Community Health Center in the Behavior 
Health Department and in the Suboxone 

Treatment and Recovery Program. Other 
than that I've been working with the 
youth at my church in a youth group, 
youth choir, and youth dance ministry." 
Tom Hyndman says, "I am in LA living 
the dream." 

We hope that everyone is doing well, 
and we look forward to hearing from you! 
Please continue to send in your notes and 
keep your classmates posted on where you 
are and what you're up to. 




Kelsey A. Correia 

18 Homer Street, Apt. #2 
Brookline, MA 02445-6974 



Marisa S. Frey 

Box 1661 Allegheny College 

520 North Main Street 

Meadville, PA 16335-3903 

Margaret E. Hughes 

51 High Street 

Saint Albans, VT 05478-1618 

I cannot believe how fast the real world 
is approaching for the mighty GDA Class 
of 2006. Who can believe that our five 
year reunion is just around the corner? 
It seems that everyone is doing well and 
has exciting plans for after graduation. 
Lauren Budd says that "so far senior 
year has not been too intimidating 
especially since my Thanksgiving break 
was shared with Cameron Keith and 
Yu J i n Lee. I cannot believe that it is time 
to graduate again so soon but am really 
excited about applying to nursing schools 
and hopefully auditioning for some dance 
companies in my spare time. Can't wait 
for the 5-year; see you all there!" Marisa 
Frey is currently in her last semester at 
Allegheny College. She is applying for 
a graduate program to become an organ 
transplant coordinator/counselor or to 
work in the field of health non-profits. 
She hopes all is well with her fellow 2006 

grads as many of us come to the close 
of our undergraduate careers! Em i lie 
Arthur is finishing up her final year at 
UNH and says that, "I had fun at the Grog 
alumni get together over Thanksgiving, 
and I'm looking forward to skiing with 
Devin DiFronzo and Julia Mclnnis. 
" I (Emme Hughes) was able to get 
down for the JV alumni hockey game over 
winter break which was an absolute blast. 

Jane Goodman, Cam Archibald 

and I played against some current 
governors which brought back some 
fun memories. Caroline Delacvivier, 
Kathy Malleck, Morgan Bradford 
and Mackenzie Pelletier were there to 
cheer us on, and afterwards we caught up 
at the Grog in Newburyport. Caroline 
Turn bull is a senior at Colby College. 
Headed to Dhaka, Bangladesh to intern 
at the Grameer Bank this January! 

We hope that all is well with everyone 
and that we hear from all of you for the 
next edition of The Archon. 


Jack A. Lamson 

51 South Hampton Road 
Amesbury, MA 01913-5733 


Rachel A. Stavis 

300 Summit St. #700624 

Trinity College 
Hartford, CT 06106-3100 


Bonjour, Class of 2007! I am writing 
to you from Paris, France where I am 
currently studying abroad for the spring 
semester. Despite never studying French 
before, my experience here has been 
incredible. Living in a small Parisian 
apartment off of Boulevard Saint- 
Germain in the sixth arrondissement, I'm 
surrounded by some of the best shopping 
in the entire city. Le Bon Marche, the 
most famous department store in all of 
Paris, is a mere five-minute walk from my 
apartment. Le Grande Epicerie, a branch 
off of Le Bon Marche, is the largest upscale 
supermarket in the city, housing any kind 
of fruit, cheese, spice, or chocolate, you 

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could ever dream of. Needless to say, the 
food here has been one of my favorite 
aspects of the city. I've been taking classes 
for my art history and political science 
majors at the Trinity-in-Paris global site 
with fifteen other Trinity students. My 
favorite course so far is taught by one 
of the program directors called "Paris 
Museums". Each week we visit a new 
museum and talk about its influence on 
the city and the city's influence on the 
museum. I'm also doing an independent 
study on Edvard Munch, the Norwegian 
Symbolist and Expressionist painter, 
with the help of an advisor from the 
prestigious French University, Institut 
d'Etudes Politiques de Paris or "Sciences 
Po". In a few days, I will be off on my first 
vacation to Lyon, Geneva and Strasbourg, 
and I couldn't be more excited! I hope 
you will all have the chance at some point 
in your lives to visit Paris as it is truly 
a magical city. Former class President, 
Ana Almeyda-Cohen, was abroad first 
semester. She writes: "Last semester, I 
studied in Madrid, Spain for four months. 
I took classes at a Spanish university and 
stayed with a host family. While in Spain, 
I traveled all throughout the country and 
also visited Portugal and Rome. Over the 
holidays, I saw Danielle Dillihunt and 
Hassan Sulley in New York City who 
had just come back from studying in China 
for a full year. Danielle and Hassan both 
attend Pepperdine University in Malibu, 
California and occasionally see Hollywood 
celebrities around campus. Danielle 
will be in Buenos Aires, Argentina for 

the summer. Now I'm back at Colgate 
University for my junior year. On 
campus, I'm a Community Coordinator 
for the Office of Residential Life, Jazz DJ 
at Colgate's radio station, treasurer for 
the Latin American Student Organization 
(LASO), and member of a dance group. 
I occasionally see Brian Day around 
campus. He plays for Colgate's ice hockey 
team and has scored 14 goals this year!" 
Jack and I wish you all a great Spring 
semester and a relaxing summer. I can't 
believe senior year is just around the 
corner! Make sure to keep writing in and 
keep us posted! 


Perry J. Eaton 

30 Travis Drive 

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-1 022 


Abigail E. Harris 

1 Edwards Street 
Bath, ME 04530-2729 


The Class of 2008 is approaching 
the halfway point in college (scary!) 
and it seems like everyone is enjoying 
themselves and finding success and 
happiness wherever they may be. Brooke 
Duchaney transferred to UNH this past 
fall and is loving it so far. She's living 
in an apartment with a few friends and 

Kent School and Harvard teammates, Trustees Mark Whiston and Brad Dorman at the Dedication of 
"The Doorman Brothers Penalty Box" with their coach Peter Bragdon 

Sandy Keyes 

A Class Act in Class Notes 

In 1980 an outstand- 
ing person joined the 
Governor Dummer 
Academy commu- 
nity. This June, after 
30 years of dedicated 
service, Sandy Keyes 
will be retiring and 
leaving behind a lega- 
cy of hard work that, 
in this writer's eyes, 
has been unmatched 
in Byfield. 

From her first day at the 
Academy, Sandy has 
been a major league 
stalwart in the Devel- 
opment Office. Over 
the years, she always handled her myriad re- 
sponsibilities with graciousness and meticulous 
care, which guaranteed the operational integ- 
rity of the office and eased the burdens of her 
cohorts. From directors to co-staffers, Sandy 
was loved and admired. At her desk before 
7:00 a.m., and often involved with alumni and 
parents well into the evening hours, Sandy ap- 
proached everything she did with quiet deter- 
mination, a quick wit and a smile. 

For development directors Stuart Chase, Karen 
McGinley, Patricia Peterman and Lori Correale, 
Sandy was always the "go to" person for the 
mundane and for the critical. As the Office 
Manager and the Events Coordinator, Sandy's 
"touch" was evident in all aspects of the Acad- 
emy's relationship with thousands of alumni 
and their parents and even their grandpar- 
ents. Most of you who read these words will 
have been greeted by Sandy at Reunions, at 
the annual Holiday Gathering in Boston, and at 
Parents' Weekends. She was not only there to 
greet attendees, but instrumental in the plan- 
ning and staging of these events. 

I am pleased to know that Sandy will be hon- 
ored as Staff Emeritus and her plaque will join 
others in the Frost Building. At last, those as- 
sembled there on the wall leading into the old 
Frost Library will have someone to take care of 

Sandy, we wish you the best in retirement. En- 
joy spending time with all the wonderful mem- 
bers of your family. 


Michael A. Moonves 



Peter Bragdon and Shirley French, 
Trustee Emeritus in Earlysville, VA. 

Frank Kitchell '35 
and Bob Skeele '48 

Robert Waugh '46 at his granddaughter's wedding reception 

Ed Carter '52 and his wife Kim in Telluride, Colorado. 

walked onto the soccer team which she 
commented, "it was the hardest thing 
I've ever done!" Chris Barrand is a 
declared biology major and economics 
minor. He just got back from JanPlan in 
Belize where he studies Tropical Ecology. 
He recently visited Tommy Hines at 
Holy Cross and is excited about lacrosse 
season. Sam Richards is going abroad 
to Barcelona in the fall and is planning 
on going into the Wakeforest business 
school and concentrating on marketing. 
Kathy Goodwin transferred to Bentley 
this year and loves it. She had a great 
basketball season and is living with 
3 of her teammates. Tim Gwynne 
is taking an independent study with 
15 other computer science majors at 
his school and they're competing in a 
national StarCraft (video game) Artificial 
Intelligence Competition... details on 
the competition can be found at: http:// 
Tom Adams-Wall is playing his last 
year of basketball for Wooster and is 
planning on going abroad to Spain next 
year. Scotty Paskerian says, "Mardi 
Gras, God's gift to America". Speaking 
of Mardi Gras, Charlotte Dimaggio 
stayed with me (Abby Harris) for the 
Carnival Weekend and we ran into fellow 
graduate Jesse Terry near the Tulane 
Campus. George Dorsey was also in 
town for the celebrations and enjoyed 
the likes of Bourbon Street with the rest 
of the city. Andrew Riedell says: "I 
am thoroughly enjoying my second year 
at Tufts University. I recently switched 
out of engineering due to lack of interest 
and have yet to choose a new major. I 
played soccer at Tufts this past fall." Just 
a few updates on my life: I ran my first 
marathon in D.C. in 4:23:21, I'm majoring 
in Spanish and planning on studying this 
summer in Guadalajara, Mexico, I'm also 

going abroad on my Navy summer cruise 
in June, I'm the head of the Navy sail team, 
I've been helping Matt Forte (Chicago 
Bears RB) in the Tulane training room 
with his offseason rehab and I thoroughly 
enjoyed the Saints victory celebration! 
Best of luck to everyone with the rest of 
the semester and keep in touch! 


Amanda R. Correnti 

55 Dearborn Street 

Salem, MA 01970-2430 


James M. King 

6 Driftwood Drive 

Chelmsford, MA 01824-1241 


It is hard to believe that it's almost 
been a year since we jumped over the 
wall. I have talked to a few of you and 
everything seems to be going well. Dan 
Hines writes: "I'm having a great time 
at Bates and I can't wait to see everyone 
again." Madalyn Durgin writes about 
her gap year in Peru: "Hey everyone! This 
year has been pretty crazy so far; I am 
actually not in school because I am taking 
a gap year. I know it may sound strange, 
but so far it's proven to be an amazing 
experience. I spent September through 
December in Urubamba, Peru which is 
located right in the Sacred Valley about an 
hour outside of Cusco. I was working with 
an organization called Pro World as a first 
grade teacher's assistant in a local public 
school while living with a home stay 
family. I loved working with the children 
and it was really interesting to see a 
completely different style of teaching and 

education than what I've been exposed 
to in the United States. The experience 
as a whole was so rewarding and I was 
able to learn so much not only about the 
language, but about the Peruvian culture 
in general. This fall I truly fell in love 
with the country, and decided to go back 
for the second half of my gap year. I will 
be back in Peru until the end of May, but 
this time I will be working with a group 
of Germans that I became friendly with 
this fall. Their project is mainly focused 
on a system of houses that work like an 
orphanage where children who either 
don't have parents or whose parents are 
unable to provide for their children can 
live. There are about twelve houses all 
located in Munaychay which is a smaller 
town in the mountains. I am really excited 
about my second trip and can only hope 
it will be as great as my first." We hope to 
hear more from everyone soon. 


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Q&A with Richard Cousins '45 

Q: What was your favorite subject at GDA? 

A: English and mathematics (not so good at athletics or mechanics) 

Q: Do you have a favorite teacher? 

A: Yes, there are two: Mac Murphy, the nicest person I've met in my 
entire life; and Tom Mercer, a witty, engaging and interesting man. 
Both were two outstanding teachers among many other very good 
teachers and these are the two who standout in my mind to this day. 

Q: What do you like to read? 

A: I read newspapers and there are four I read each day. I like to start 
with the Newburyport Daily News and then The New York Times, Wall 
Street Journal, and Boston Globe. 

Q: What has been your most enjoyable Academy event? 

A: As time went by, the annual Reunion. 

Q: When do you think campus looks the best? 

A: The campus looks most beautiful at graduation. 

Q: Have you ever volunteered for the school? 

A: Yes, I served as our Class Secretary for decades. I worked very 
closely with our Class Agent, the late Donald Palais '45. 

Q: Why did you decide to leave your antique clock to the school? 

It's a family heirloom. 

A: I want the clock to be taken care of and it's too nice a thing not to 
be seen. I have no immediate family so the Academy is a good place 
for the clock to reside for eternity. The Academy itself seems like a 
place in "perpetual motion," and the clock itself (circa. 1740) is older 
than the school. Plus the clock fits the school so well in time and place; 
it was made in Bradford, MA and the man who made it - Samuel 
Mulliken - moved to Newburyport. I can tell you that another Samuel 
Mulliken clock, in the same style and time period as this one, sits in 
the Henry Ford Museum. 

Q: How long have you been winding the clock? 

A: Ever since I was 15 years old, back in 1942. 

Q: Why is the Academy important to you? 

A: The school has been very important to me through my entire life. 
I made friends there that I have to this day. I've grown to appreciate 
what the school could do for me. I was ill-prepared to be there because 
I had a mixed education (Newburyport schools and then Alabama 
schools; I had moved to Alabama when I was 2 years old, then came 
back to Newburyport when I was 15 years old, but with a lot of 
moving between these two places during that time). I really owe the 
school a great debt for the foundation for a pretty good education. 
Again, with teachers like Murphy and Mercer, I came to understand 
that learning can be fun! 

Q: Where did life take you after GDA? 

A: I went to MIT. During the first two years you major in simply 
being a student at MIT, then I studied business administration and 
economics. The light went on when I started taking economics! 

Q: What hope do you have for current students? 

A: I hope that they find school a pleasing environment, and that they 
are rewarded with friends who will be loyal over a period of their lives. 
These are such formative years; I would hope that a student would 
have an experience that will serve them well for the rest of their lives. 

If you would like additional 
information about the ways you can 
help the Academy with a planned 
gift, we would be pleased to speak 
with you. Thank you. 

Please contact Martha Delay 
at 978-499-3173 or 

The Governor's Academy 
Byfield, MA 01922 

Non-Profit Org. 
U.S. Postage 


Newburyport, MA 01950 
Permit No. 1763 

Welcome Back to the Time of Your Life! 

Preliminary Reunion Schedule for June 11-13, 2010 




3:00 p.m. 

6:00 p.m. 
7:30 p.m. 
7:30 p.m. 


7:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m. 

8:00 a.m. 

8:30 -9:45 a.m. 

8:30 -9:45 a.m. 

9:00 a.m. 

10:00 -10:30 a.m. 

10:45- 12:00 noon 

12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. 
12:00 p.m. 
12:00 p.m. 
12:00 p.m. 
2:00-3:00 p.m. 
2:00-5:00 p.m. 
2:00-5:00 p.m. 
2:00-5:00 p.m. 
2:00-5:00 p.m. 
6:00 p.m. 
7:30 p.m. 
8:30- 11:30 p.m. 

Registration in Phillips Building 

Class Headquarters/Dormitories open 

Cocktails under the Tent 

The Governor's Feast under the Tent for all classes 

Class of 1960 Dinner (Youngman Gallery/Kaiser) 

Breakfast in Jacob Dining Hall, Phillips Building 

Registration in Phillips Building 

28th Annual Pie Race 

Student Panel in French Student Center 

Archives Display with Academy Archivist Laurie DiModica 

Parade of Classes 

Headmaster's Address/Annual Meeting of the Alumni 

Council/Reunion Prizes/Alumnus of the Year in the PAC 

Cookout Luncheon on the Quad 

Champagne Luncheon for the Class of 1960 

Champagne Luncheon for the Class of 1950 

Champagne Luncheon for the Old Guard 

Planned Giving Seminar in the French Student Center 

Alumni Softball Game at the Sager Bowl 

Croquet and Wine Tasting on Mansion House Lawn 

Children's Program 

Free Time (tours, golf, tennis, etc.) 

Cocktails under the Tent 

Reunion Class Dinners in various locations 

Entertainment and refreshments under the Tent 


8:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. 
11:00 a.m. 

Farewell Brunch 
Dormitory Checkout 

0's&5's* June 11-13, 2010 

For more information, contact Ellen Oliver at (978) 499-3256 or